MEKONG RIVER

RÍO MEKONG

By Laura ORTEGO, Leonel D´AGOSTINO

FILMSTOFESTIVALS - as SALES / DISTR

True Story - Completed 2017

At the age of 16, Vanit Ritchanaporn swam across the Mekong River to escape from his native Laos. Today he lives with his family in the city of Chascomús, where he presides the largest Laotian community in Buenos Aires.

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Ventana Sur 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • True Story, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, VIETNAMESE
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Laura ORTEGO, Leonel D´AGOSTINO
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolás BATLLE (MAGOYA FILMS), Leonel D'AGOSTINO
    • Synopsis
    • At the age of 16, Vanit Ritchanaporn swam across the Mekong River to escape from the civil war that was taking place in his native Laos after the Vietnam War. In 1979, as an initiative of the United Nations, he arrived as a refugee in Argentina. Today he lives with his family in the city of Chascomús, where he presides the largest Laotian community in Buenos Aires. In each of his daily acts, Vanit seeks to keep alive his memory, to rebuild a bridge with his homeland that has been lost forever.
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