Hanoi Song / Hà Nội Sống by Cindy A. Nguyen

Cindy A. Nguyen: The sounds of the city — the torrential rains, the construction sites, the tranquil cafes, the continuous traffic— play together as music notes to form a song of the city. Sống, means “to live.” In this film, I weave together vignettes and sounds of life in Hanoi.

Why I made this: Hanoi has changed me. And Hanoi is changing. I want to hold a piece of this time with me. Over time, my time in ‘Hanoi’ will become a memory, a lesson, and a concept filtered through my individual particular experiences. After the sights, smells and sounds of Hanoi fade away into sepia toned nostalgia…I hope this film can remind me of the feeling of living and life in Hanoi.

Music by:
Hanoi, the city
The Passion HiFi – “Distant”
Giraffage – “Slo”
Pete Rock – “Pete’s Jazz”
Zero Db – “Anything’s Possible”~

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