In Families of Vietnam, four-year-old Tran Ngoc Anh Thu (Bi) lives by Mekong river with her family. She attends school and enjoys spending time with her friends and older brother. Her parents work their farm and banana and papaya plantation in the morning, then set off on their “boat store,” selling small livestock, fruits and vegetables and grains to customers out on the river.
In Ho Chi Minh city, nine-year-old Le Thi Thanh Hong goes to school where she studies French, art and reading; plays games with friends; and enjoys a rest period. Her parents both work for the city. After school the family enjoys bowling, then Hong practices piano. Homework, with help from her brother, follows, and then it’s off to bed with the growing anticipation of tomorrow’s Vietnam’s New Year. The next day Hong enjoys swimming at the community pool and the New Year Tet festivities, including the dragon dancing and fireworks.
Awards: Multi award winning series including Parent Choice & Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.
Format: Multi-region format; Closed caption; approx. running time 30 minutes.
Exempt from Formal Classification: Item13. Community or cultural. A film wholly comprising a documentary record of a community or cultural activity or event.