Vietnamese Women In Vietnam Films

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2. The Vietnamese Women's representation in Vietnamese war films Under the Vietnamese lens, Vietnamese women are the central figure in many films. They could be a wife and also a guerrilla woman like Sau in Free Fire Zone (1979), a wife waiting for her husband in the homefront like Duyen in When the Tenth Month Comes (1984) or Tram, a doctor in battlefield in Don’t Burn (2009). The common characteristics of these women are feminine, gentle, caring for husbands, children, families, relatives. They endure and sacrifice for the well-being of others, living for others, like Duyen for the health of her husband-in-law who silently endures the pain of losing her husband. While American films, the struggles and losses of armies were the main theme…show more content…
These are the characteristics that Asians like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam ... are valued in the tradition of their history. Under the pre-colonial conditions of Vietnam, profoundly influenced by China and Confucianism (China ruled Vietnam for eleven centuries), provided that a formal social order of the regime Chief dictator. Women are considered assets or attributes of a sustainable family; especially in North Vietnam. Therefore, in the films of the Vietnam War, whether women are guerrillas, they must first be a wife and mother in the family. At times, it is thought that masculinization of women will affect the position of women in relation to men in society, Turner pointed out. The role of representation of Vietnamese women after the war was gradually transformed. The female guerrillas who fought with the men to save the country lost their representation on the film compared to the moral mother and wife. nurture future…show more content…
Sau's image is classic in the Vietnam War films as it creates a pattern that suits the patriarchal society of Vietnam. The film also reflects a real war in Vietnam. Vietnamese women are always framed within a Confucian framework, closely tied to their role in the family, but in the war, the traditional role is broken, they have been long not only caring people, supporters in the rear, they are also warriors. Vietnam is probably one of the few countries, if not the only country in the world, to produce many female generals who have fought for independence

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