VIETNAM ON THE MIC. THE PODCAST!
Vietnamese Representation in Western Media: Award Winning Filmmaker Tony Bui
In this episode of Vietnam on the Mic, Justine is joined by Tony Bui, an award winning Vietnamese-American film producer, writer, and director. Join them in their meaningful conversation about the role of arts and storytelling in Vietnamese/Asian-American representation in the West. Tony also shares stories about his journey as a Vietnamese-American filmmaker breaking into the film industry.
Tony’s work includes “Three Seasons”, a 1999 film that focuses on Vietnam’s urban culture changes in the early stages of the post-Vietnam War economic reforms. “Three Seasons” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and became the first film to win both an Audience Award and a Grand Jury Prize. Tony has many other widely accredited films such as “Green Dragon” featuring Patrick Swayze, and is currently working on an upcoming film telling the story of the “Napalm Girl” from the famous Vietnam War photograph. Thank you for joining us, Tony!
ABOUT THE PODCAST
Started by Justine Mach in 2021, Vietnam on the Mic strives to create podcast episodes that showcase the culture, innovation, and compassion of the Vietnamese community, specifically Generation Z. This podcast strives to provide the world with a well-rounded understanding of Vietnamese youth, as well as strengthen the Vietnamese community.
Join in as Justine interviews guest speakers to talk about anything from food and university life to community service and entrepreneurship endeavors!
"By the youth,
for the youth."
IN VIETNAM: A SERIES
An introduction to Vietnam on the Mic's new series, titled 'COVID Compassion in Vietnam.' In this new series, host Justine Mach will feature guest speakers who have positively contributed to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam. Justine is inspired by the acts of kindness and unity she has witnessed and hopes to spread the love on this podcast!
SERENDIPITY CONCERT: VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER
In this episode of Vietnam on the Mic, Justine talks to Jimmy Nguyen, the head organizer of a virtual concert named Serendipity. The concert was planned to raise funds to give back to Ho Chi Minh City's medical workers by donating food and basic necessities. Premiering on YouTube in August 2021, Serendipity featured recorded performances from high school students around Vietnam. Listen in as Justine and Jimmy discuss Jimmy's inspiration for creating the event and advice he has to give to fellow students hoping to give back to their communities!
The Serendipity Virtual Concert Fundraiser (above) and the Chung Tay Day Lui COVID Fundraiser (left)
OPEN HEARTS FOUNDATION: FACE MASK CAMPAIGN
In this episode, Justine speaks about Open Hearts Foundation, a non-profit initiative that raises funds to produce anti-bacterial face masks for orphanages, shelters, and schools in Vietnam, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in May 2020 by Nathan Chen, Open Hearts Foundation works with NGOs around the world to distribute over 12,500 high-quality, antibacterial face masks to less fortunate communities. Justine gives valuable advice about applying your unique skills to your community service!
OHF was founded by high-school students in HCMC and donated over 12,000 anti-bacterial masks!
Click the image above to view the foundation's website.