A HUNDRED YEARS OF HAPPINESS (feature documentary)
A rural Vietnamese couple’s optimism to support their daughter’s fast-tracked journey as a marriage migrant to South Korea leaves little time for reflection.
A Hundred Years of Happiness; an observational documentary, is a personal portraiture of a Vietnamese farming family and their daughter Tram. While her father instils in her the importance of familial obligation to care for one’s ageing parents, her mother desires a secure future devoid of economic hardship. Determined to fulfil both her parent’s wishes, Tram pursues a new life in South Korea as a migrant bride, but her fast-tracked journey leaves little time for reflection.
English Title: A Hundred Years of Happiness
Vietnamese Title: Trăm Năm Hạnh Phúc
Length: 62 mins/71 mins Versions
Director: Jakeb Anhvu
Producers: Kim Nguyen, CB Slater & Jakeb Anhvu
Writers: David Cooley & Jakeb Anhvu
Filming Location: Mekong Delta/Saigon, Southern Vietnam
Vietnamese with English Subtitles
* The final instalment of a three part Vietnam documentary collection.
* Trăm Năm Hạnh Phúc (A Hundred Years of Happiness) is a common, traditional expression of support for the bride and groom at Vietnamese weddings. The proclamation also appears on wedding decorations and cards)
Developed at the Asia Pacific Screen Lab