Illegal gold mining in Xieng Khuang ends

15 October 2014, 7:24 pm

(VT) Unlicensed gold mining in Xieng Khuang province has come to a halt after the authorities set up measures to control this illegal activity.... Read More »

Vietnam's state-funded movies fail at box office

3 October 2014, 11:03 pm

Director and film critic Ba Vu was wistful when he spoke admiringly about the way South Koreans showed respect for their national hero, Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the naval commander of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897)... Read More »

Feelgoodz Debuts Brand Video Featuring New Lizzielooms

30 September 2014, 10:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Feelgoodz was founded by Kyle Berner while backpacking through Thailand. In 2012, the company relocated to Raleigh, NC where Feelgoodz continues to support farmers and artisan cooperatives around the world. "This video is a true indication of who ... Read More »

'Last Days In Vietnam' film premieres in Seattle on Friday, reopens old wounds

30 September 2014, 6:27 am

Growing up, my parents never revealed details about their experiences living through the Vietnam War. I knew they had survived the conflict, but I never associated them with old news footage of helicopters flying over rice paddies or combat scenes in Oliver Stone films such as "Platoon." A... Read More »

‘Local Sightings’ spotlights Pacific Northwest film talents

25 September 2014, 8:16 am

Seattle’s Local Sightings Film Festival expands its schedule to 10 days this year, and offers some strong if disturbing documentaries, along with more quirky feature films from moviemaking talents across the greater Pacific Northwest. Sept. 25-Oct. 4, 2014.... Read More »

Film Review: 'Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere'

21 September 2014, 6:46 pm

LOS ANGELES ( - A gauchely translated English title does little justice to the refined sensuality and sly strangeness of "Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere," an immediately distinctive feature-length debut for Vietnamese femme helmer Diep Hoang Nguyen. Though it's steeped in a rich,.... Read More »

Star Wars 'anti-Vietnam War'

21 September 2014, 2:55 pm

Secrets of the Star Wars movies, including the origins of famous characters and its original intention of being a Vietnam War protest, have been revealed in a new book.... Read More »

Star Wars secrets revealed: why trilogy was an anti-war protest and how R2D2 got his name

21 September 2014, 11:47 am

A new book lifts the lid on the world of Star Wars, claiming that George Lucas intended his film as an anti-war protest... Read More »

How ‘Star Wars’ was secretly George Lucas’ Vietnam protest

21 September 2014, 1:47 am

When filmmaker George Lucas showed a rough cut of his third feature to his friends Brian De Palma and Steven Spielberg in the spring of 1977, Spielberg thought it was...... Read More »