Translating the past through the act of living the present
FOR THE TIME BEING
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.
Louisa de Cosy
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
Nicholas Edward Brown
Elegy For The Time Being
Official Selection at
New Haven Documentary
Film Festival (2017)
Hanoi DocFest (2017)
Ethnografilm Paris (2018)
American Embassy's Special Public Screening (2017)
THE MUSIC OF ELEGY FOR THE TIME BEING
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.