Say what??? Yeah, that’s what we thought at first too. Coming soon from Stephane Gauger, who won the HIFF 2007 NETPAC Award with his feature film debut OWL & THE SPARROW is hip hop themed dance film SAIGON ELECTRIC. This is a look at today’s youth culture in Vietnam, where hip hop, graffiti and other aspects of western culture are being integrated. The film is currently in production and set for a mid-December release in Vietnam. HIFF’s Programming Director Anderson Le is involved in this project as an Executive Producer.
A short synopsis of the film:
Mai, a traditional ribbon dancer from the outskirts of Saigon arrives to the big city and forms an unlikely friendship with Kim, a rebellious street dancer who introduces her to the underground scene of hip hop crews in modern-day Vietnam.
SAIGON ELECTRIC Teaser Trailer: