ELEGY

FOR THE TIME BEING

Translating the past through the act of living the present

Thank you so much for being here with us! Elegy for The Time Being is a documentary film project inspired by the life of Huỳnh Sanh Thông - the first Vietnamese scholar to arrive at Yale University in the 1950s. It's also a critical reflection on the act of story-telling in documentary representation and a record of the life of the young Vietnamese guitarist An Tran. 

 

What could we do if the past is not open to us? Do we choose to forget or to remember ? - those are the questions that the film speaks to. We hope you find a moment to be here with us and learn about our journey to answer them. 

INTRODUCTION

Elegy For The Time Being

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Executive Producers:

Charles Musser

Louisa de Cosy

Year:

2016

Country:

USA

Run time:

90 minutes

With special support by: 

The Digital Media Center for the Arts (DMCA) at Yale

Yale Vietnam Studies Group

Council on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University

Digital Humanities Lab, Yale University

Department of Anthropology, Yale University

 

Cinematography:

Tram Luong

Hannah Ezzell

Amanda Chemeche

Dustin Gavin

Nicholas Edward Brown

Director:

Tram Luong

Music:

An Tran

Gulli Björnsson

Official Selection at
New Haven Documentary
Film Festival (2017)
Hanoi DocFest (2017)
Ethnografilm Paris (2018)
 
American Embassy's Special Public Screening (2017)
 
 
 

Meet The Team

Tram Luong

An Tran

Gulli Björnsson

Anh Sy Huy Le

 
VIETNAMESE REFUGEE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

As parts of the documentary, we are launching a revisit to the Vietnamese Refugee Oral History Project initiated by Huỳnh Sanh Thông in 1982.

 

Click below to learn more about our journey to preserve and continue one of Thông's most important work during his time at Yale University. 

HI-RES PHOTO
THE MUSIC OF ELEGY FOR THE TIME BEING
LIVE VIDEO

SOUNDTRACK

 
 

HI - RES PHOTO

IMAGES AND STILLS FROM THE FILM
Still from the film
Still from the film
Still from the film
Still from the Vietnam Archive
Tram Luong in her painting studio
Still from the film
Huỳnh Sanh Thông in his study
Cover of the Vietnam Forum 4
Sunset on our way back from Cape Cod
Huỳnh Thị Vân Yến and her paintings
 

CONTACT

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 © 2016 by TRAM LUONG.