Mai Khoi & The Dissidents

(Mai Khoi & The Dissidents)

Vietnamese singer Mai Khoi decided not to be a conformist pop star and began to draw attention to the lack of freedom in her country, where civil activists, journalists and bloggers are being persecuted and arrested.

Talented singer Mai Khoi gained huge popularity in Vietnam, and hence influence over the young generation, with a celebrated song about her native land. With her later pop music, she carved out a position as a music star. Over time, however, she discovered that she could no longer remain silent about the country's communist dictatorship. Despite intimidation by the regime, she stepped up her critique and recorded the album Dissent, which calls for freedom of speech and democracy. She knew, however, that after the album was released, she would be forced to leave her homeland. A film portrait of a singer who gave up a comfortable life in order to fight for human rights.

International premiere

About the film

Director: Joe Piscatella
USA
2019 | 70 min.

Language: English, Vietnamese

Subtitles: English

Director

Joe Piscatella

Filmography
2019 - Mai Khoi & The Dissidents
2017 - Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
2103 - #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

Joe Piscatella

Screenings

18. 09. 19:45 Evald

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