ABOUT THE PROJECT
Violently pushed off their land and imprisoned for protesting, an escalating movement of landless farmers with no voice left in the political process, have no other option but to fight back.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
In documenting a rapidly urbanizing, modern Vietnam, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, their land seized with little or no compensation, while the land is often sold for 100 times the compensation paid to the mostly vulnerable farmers who are the backbone of the Vietnamese economy. CITY OF THE RIVER WITHIN follows families who, having lost their land and livelihoods, are imprisoned, assaulted and harassed. Hungry for change, they have armed themselves with the social media tools to bring about change.
GENRE Documentary Feature
DIRECTOR Michael McLaughlin
PRODUCER Michael McLaughlin, Thien An Vu, Tim Maloney
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