Under the Ashes of the Mekong

Emeline Courcier – Under the Ashes of the Mekong

Mention Excellent / Prix Elinchrom.

Under the Ashes of the Mekong is a film that questions the coexistence of opposed traditions and cultures, life and death, and the confrontation between history and individual stories. Against the backdrop of the health crisis and anti-Asian racism, family ties are revealed through conversations questioning my place as a Viet Kieu daughter and my lineage. Through our beliefs in reincarnation, I project myself onto a familiar yet foreign figure: my mother’s cousin, who drowned in the Mekong, creating a link between past and present, war and peace, words and silence. It is through traumatic memory and psychological heritage that the after-effects of a war from which my family escaped reach me, taking precedence in my dreams and my mind.

Diploma project (2021) by Emeline Courcier

Mention
Excellent
Award
Elinchrom Award
Under the ashes of the Mekong
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