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Carol Nguyen Speaks at IDFA

December 11, 2019

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema Film Production student Carol Nguyen gave a terrific opening night speech at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on November 22, 2019 where her most recent film No Crying at the Dinner Table was also shown.

"...join me in thanking all the generations that have come before us, in their fight for us to have the privilege to be standing in this room together tonight. Thank you to all the women who persevered to move the needle forward, to all the men who supported their cause, to all the people of colour who weren’t afraid to stand up, to those who weren’t afraid to walk out, or speak out, to those who said, "enough."

Watch the video of Ms. Nguyen's speech. 

Read a conversation about giving voice to the voiceless between the two stars of IDFA's 2019 opening night: directors Carol Nguyen and Mehrdad Oskouei (Sunless Shadows).


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