Vietnamese film receives documentary award from South Korea

December 13, 2021 | 16:32
In early December, the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation officially released the documentary “Improvisational theatre for perception changing and problem solving”. This is the only Vietnamese initiative to receive the 2021 Documentary Video Awards of the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education (KIGEPE).
Vietnamese film receives documentary award from South Korea
The documentary film “Improvisational theatre for perception changing and problem solving” has been awarded by KIGEPE

The documentary film has documented the 4-step process of practising this creative method in both English and Vietnamese. The 15-minute film features commentary from experts, beneficiaries, and youth groups who were directly involved in projects that applied improvisational theatre.

“The For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) wishes to share Vietnam’s practice process and experiences as well as inspire experts and facilitators in Asia to apply this innovative and effective method. We have documented many improvisational theatre projects initiated and implemented by youth. Hopefully, this video and improvisational theatre method will be widely used by individuals, organisations, and networks for gender equality in Asia,” said Tran Hong Diep, deputy director of the VSF.

2021 AGenT Documentary Video Awards is an award of the Asian Gender Trainers’ Network Program (AGenT), sponsored by KIGEPE. KIGEPE’s goal is to promote the value of gender equality in Asia. Therefore, KIGEPE wants to actualise this goal by promoting quality gender training programmes, in which gender trainers will give training, especially for young people in Asia, through the use of learning contents that are suitable for each context. KIGEPE launched the 2021 AGenT Documentary Video Awards: Good Practices for Equal and Just Asia to seek and spread good movements/practices and innovative and effective methods/tools for an equal and just Asia.

“VSF’s 'Improvisational Theatre for Perception Changing and Problem Solving' is a well-made work in its storyline, visual impact, and usefulness. Regarding the visual impact of VSF’s video, it looks professional and refined. I think the usefulness of this video is really high for us at ICC KIGEPE. Our main work is to foster Asian gender equality (GE) trainers through the AGenT programme. In the AGenT programme, we invite Asian GE trainers to share and discuss how to implement effective GE trainings,” said Sojung Lee, assistant manager, International Cooperation Center (ICC), KIGEPE. “Their biggest interest is acquiring effective educational tools for GE, and this is just what VSF’s video is talking about. Moreover, almost every Asian country has their own traditions related to improvisational theatre. So I think we can share this video with a wide range of AGenT communities.”

The film does not only attract the attention and sharing of Vietnamese social organisations and youth groups, it will also be shared by KIGEPE with the community of social organisations in Asia, especially through KIGEPE’s programmes such as AGenT. Along with the guidelines on the use of the documentary film in Vietnamese and English, it is hoped that the “improvisational theatre” method will be applied to gender training and communication in particular and other social topics in general.

By Thanh Tung

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