filmography



:: La Fundación Palmitas Unidas

:: Behind Stage Curtains
:: Vietnam: The Vu-Tang Clan
:: When I'm Hungry, I Eat. When I'm Tired, I Sleep.

 

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La Fundación Palmitas Unidas (The Little Palms United Foundation)

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Produced by: Xuan Vu & Monserrat Corsino
Director of Photography: Xuan Vu
Editor: Xuan Vu
TRT: Feature-Length Work-In-Progress/ Color / Zixin Films © 2015

 

This feature-length film documents the successes and challenges
of a youth foundation for abused, abandoned, and starving children,
located in the small, remote town of Salento, Colombia. The film follows
the foundation’s founder and director, Gloria Ospina Pineda as she
struggles to keep the doors of the foundation open for the children who
need it; in the face of insufficient funding, lack of help and resources,
and her own serious health problems.

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Behind Stage Curtains

Directed & Produced by: Xuan Vu & Michael Wertlieb
Director of Photography: Michael Wertlieb
Editor: Xuan Vu
Starring: Louise Applegate
TRT: 00:28:41 / Color / Samara Films © 2011

 

This short musical narrative documentary follows a stage troupe
of first through third graders in Brookline, MA, as they prepare
for a major stage production while wrestling with childhood social issues.
When Louise, a deaf child, joins the hearing children in the production,
they learn the values of acceptance, communication, and friendship.

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Vietnam: The Vu-Tang Clan

Directed & Produced by: Xuan Vu
Director of Photography: Xuan Vu
Editor: Xuan Vu
Starring: Tuan-Anh (Andrew) Vu
Approx. Runtime: 15 minutes / Color / Zixin Films © 2006

 

This short narrative documentary film follows an 18-year-old
Vietnamese-American boy, Tuan-Anh Vu, through his first visit
to his motherland, Vietnam. Thoroughly Americanized and spoiled,
Tuan-Anh struggles through the first few weeks of traveling, a trip
that his uncles bribed him into. This film documents the change
that occurs in Tuan-Anh as he learns to integrate his American culture
into his experience of Vietnam.

 

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When I'm Hungry, I Eat. When I'm Tired, I Sleep.

Directed by: Xuan Vu & Josh Weinstein
Director of Photography: Josh Weinstein
Editor: Xuan Vu
Starring: Nicholas Doolittle and Tiffany Reed
Approx. Runtime: 23 minutes / Color / Zixin Films © 2006

 

This short narrative documentary film is an ethnographic case study
that focuses on the daily life of two residents of the Cambridge Zen Center,
a lay community of approximately 30 members who practice the Korean Zen
tradition. The film explores the question: 'Is Zen easy or difficult?'

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