VSA-USYD – Vietnamese Cultural Night 2009

April 30, 2009

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Federal VSA Committee 2009

April 29, 2009

Vietlish Entertainment welcomes the results and congratulates the newly elected

FEDERAL VIETNAMESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE 2009

BAN CHẤP HÀNH TỔNG HỘI SINH VIÊN LIÊN BANG ÚC CHÂU 2009

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President Kevin Vuong Nguyen (NSW), Andy Pham (VIC), Di Lam (VIC), Khoa Nguyen (NSW) & Hien Nguyen (SA)

We wish you all the best and look forward into working with you in future – Chúc Mừng các bạn và cầu mong các bạn thành đạt rất nhiều trong mọi lãnh vực.

 

Regards,

JOSEPH HIEU DINH & MARIA TRAN
Vietlish Entertainment


VSA-USYD VIETNAMESE AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL EVENING

April 28, 2009

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AUSTRALIAN VIETNAMESE CULTURAL EVENING – UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

 

In the respectful spirit of ANZAC DAY, and the fateful thirty-four year commemoration of the Fall of Saigon, the Vietnamese Students Association of University of Sydney (VSA-USYD) with the support of VIETLISH MEDIA is organising Australian Vietnamese Cultural Evening and screening of award-winning film “Journey from the Fall” at 7:00pm on Thursday 30 April 2009 at Manning House, University of Sydney.

 

The pre-screening event will be a networking opportunity, for Australian and Vietnamese Veteran guests are invited to share their war, post-war and refugee experience with not only the youth but the wider University community.

 

Ms Lucy Qian, President of VSA-USYD said: “Most of our committee are keen in learning more about our rich heritage and culture, but more importantly, to understand the real reason why their grandparents and parents have paid a huge-price in risking their lives to escape Vietnam.”

 

After the networking event is a screening of “Journey From The Fall”, a film directed by Academy Award nominee Ham Tran, and acknowledged with more than 14 awards. Inspried by actual events, this Vietnamese (with English subtitles) film follows one family’s post-war struggle for freedom.

 

Ms Kimberly Lam, VSA Committee member said: “April 30th 1975 marks the beginning of the largest human exodus in Vietnam’s history during which millions of Vietnamese left their homes and family behind to flee the  Communist regime. Many perished either in the depths of ocean in search for freedom or stayed to fight in Communist concentration camps.”

 

Recipient of the 2009 Australian Vietnamese of the Year and proud supporter of VSA-USYD, Mr. Joseph Hieu said: “This event aims to respect sacrifices of Australian and Vietnamese troops, to encourage cultural awareness and bridges the generational gaps between the old and young.”

 

For the first time, this event is organised by VSA-USYD for a diverse audience, an event open-for-all, showcasing the Vietnam War and refugee story.  

 

ENQUIRIES & RSVP:

 

Joseph Hieu            0411 637 514 – joseph.hieu@vietlishentertainment.com

 

 

 

 


Youth Night – Dem Tam Tinh 09 in Canberra

April 24, 2009

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http://www.fedvsa.org.au
Sunday 5 April 2009, by tien

Dear Friends,

The Federal Vietnamese Students Association in Australia and State VSAs warmly invites you to Youth Night/Dem Tam Tinh 09 in Canberra.

Date: Saturday 25th of April – 3pm official start.

Venue: Canberra Art Gallery, North Building, Level 2 – 180 London Circuit, CIVIC 2600, ACT.

Transportation and costs: please contact your VSA State representatives for more information:

South Australia (Jackie Tran): jackie_tran@hotmail.com

New South Wales (Vi Nguyen, Huy Lam, David Ngothanh): vivinguyen@live.com, huy@huylam.com, notan_10@hotmail.com

Victoria (Di Lam): diluu_lam@hotmail.com

Youth Night/Dem Tam Tinh is an annual event that is organised by VSA with participants from all over Australia. The purpose of Youth Night is explore issues that young Vietnamese – Australians are concerned, to provide a vibrant and creative space that connects young people from across Australia. Through group activities, role-plays and presentations, attendees are able to socialize, discuss issues, share ideas, and build networks!

This year, our theme is: “Millions of brave hearts”. We will explore different aspects of Vietnam ancient & modern history, the things that we can learn from our ancestors and how we can apply them to the current situation of Vietnam to build a better future.

Please be noted that attendance at the protest is an extension of Youth Night’s program, and it is compulsory that you attend. The protest is to be held in front of the Vietnam Embassy in commemoration of April 30, 1975. The purpose of the protest is to raise our concerns with the Vietnamese Embassy in relation to the lack of human rights and freedom in Vietnam.

We anticipate that it will be a memorable event and hope to see you there!

Kind Regards, Federal & State VSA Teams


Pop Series: Shorts That Speak Out!

April 24, 2009

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“Pop Series” – Western Sydney Film Idol!

Pop Series: Shorts that Speak Out! An intensive film making training course held for 19 participants at the end of 08 will have their final products launched, screened and pitched in front of an audience and a team of industry professionals at the Fairfield School of Arts on May 8 at 7pm.

“Pop Series” was developed for culturally diverse young people from Western Sydney that promoted the developing screen culture that is emerging in the area. 19 young persons were selected for a course of 12 intensive weekends were trained by industry film makers Craig Anderson (TV Series “Double the Fist” co-director/writer) and Amin Palangi (director/ writer) in aspects of film that can be pitched to TV.

Budding young filmmakers gained experience and work collaboratively to produce a series of short films that use creative means to share stories for and by young people.

They develop their skills in video production, directing, editing and post-production, using the cutting-edge facilities at ICE’s Switch Multimedia & Digital Arts Access Centre.

The crew’s films range from exploring topics of urban space and landscape, public safety and digital cultures to issues where comedy means realism.

Recent winner of the 2009 Tropfest Short Film Festival, 22, Gen Clay will be one of the panellist judges for the evening. Also a budding film maker from the west Gen states that “film making is a powerful device that young people can utilise speak out into the world.”

Project Coordinator Maria Tran and an emerging filmmaker says, Pop Series is designed for young people wanting to use filmmaking and new media as a platform to voice their opinions on issues that are relevant to them. “It’s a form of community activism and a medium to lobby and present issues in a creative way”, says Youth Digital Cultures Project Coordinator, Maria Tran.

AN INTITIATVE OF THE INFORMATION & CULTURAL EXCHANGE (ICE) YOUTH DIGITAL CULTURES PROJECT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS AND SUPPORTED BY FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL, ARTSTART NSW AND NSW FILM AND TELEVISION OFFICE. ICE RECEIVES CORE FUNDING FROM THE NSW GOVERNMENT THROUGH ARTS NSW & THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, SWITCH MULTIMEDIA AND DIGITAL ARTS ACCESS CENTRE IS MANAGED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL.

When: Friday, 8 May
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Where: Fairfield School of Arts
19 Harris St, Fairfield 2165, NSW

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Contact Maria on 9897 5744 or maria.tran@ice.org.au


Refugee Allstars

April 14, 2009

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