During a six-month period of living and traveling throughout Vietnam, an American filmmaker meets a diverse group of Vietnamese women and documents their attempted integration into the new global culture. “Vietnamese Girl” documents the growing pains at the dawn of a new feminism in Asia. And on a journey spanning thousands of miles, through ancient landscapes and cities of the future, the filmmaker investigates the complex culture and history of the country, as she experiences a transformation only made possible by the women she meets in Vietnam.
Tara Milutis is an American filmmaker and journalist based in Bangkok. She attended Art School in London before entering the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where she received a BFA in Drama in conjunction with the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. In her early video work she found her narratives and cultural studies in the diverse Lower East Side of Manhattan, while at present her filmmaking has evolved to a more global
scope. She has lived, worked and traveled extensively all over Asia, committed to telling the stories of the people who make up this continent at a crossroads. She has also started a charity called Burma Border Aid that helps refugees at the Thai-Burmese border as well as multi-national asylum seekers in Bangkok. She is currently working on a project to document the voices and traditions of the older generation of Karen ethnic minorities in the north of Thailand.