Bo Hai

They think like Czechs, speak like Czechs but look Vietnamese. Bo Hai is a film about the relationship between the older generation of Vietnamese living in the Czech Republic and their children. These parents moved here, started their own businesses, and dedicated their whole lives to financially securing their families. Younger Vietnamese who were born in the Czech Republic or came at an early age have completely integrated – they were raised by Czech nannies, they studied at Czech schools, and they use Czech names, but they have also lost their cultural roots. The parents can barely speak Czech while the children know very little Vietnamese and often don’t know how to write or read in the language of their parents. How can you share your culture when you don’t share the language?

  • Czech Republic
  • 2017, 24 min
  • Director: Dužan Duong
  • Director of photography: Adam Mach
  • Editor: Michal Böhm
  • Screenplay: Dužan Duong
  • Cast: Viet Anh Duong, Hai Van Duong, Tomáš Lipský, Hana Houbová
  • Art Director: Marek František Špitálský
  • Coproduction: FAMU, Česká televize, Nadační fond FilmTalent ZLÍN
  • Producer: Jan Syruček
  • Production: AZN kru

19.1. 18:00 Praha | Kino Pilotů
21.1. 15:30 Praha | Světozor - Small Hall

Dužan Duong

Dužan Duong

Dužan Duong was born in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1991. After a few years, his family moved to Cheb, Czech Republic. Dužan graduated from the University of Economics in Prague but he was already making videos during his studies. He began studying editing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and although he left the school after his first semester, he didn’t give up on filmmaking. Dužan has made several short films (Mat Goc, Bboy potraviny, Redboi) as well as various music videos and TV commercials.