Workers' dreams

Workers' dreams

  • Youth, Urban life, Work
  • Shooting place : Vietnam
  • Duration : 52 min
  • Audio : Vietnamese
  • Subtitles : French, English


Toan and Ngah fill in job application forms, go to interviews but fail to get work.

Dinh talks about the working conditions in the international corporations which have set up in Vietnam and voices her demands.

Thao films Toan and Ngah during these long days of waiting while they encourage and comfort each other. They talk about their hopes and disappointments, the lack of money and love.

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival International du Documentaire de création

  • Place : La Rochelle, France
  • Date : 2013

36th Jean Rouch International Festival

  • Place : Paris, fRANCE
  • Date : 2017

States General of Documentary Film

  • Place : Lussas, France
  • Date : 2019

Festival Millenium

  • Place : Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Date : 2013

Bobines Sociales

  • Place : Paris (France)
  • Date : 2008

International Women Film Festival

  • Place : Dortmund (Germany)
  • Date : 2008

Cinéma du Réel

  • Place : Paris (France)
  • Date : 2007
  • Rewards : Bourse Pierre et Yolande Perrault

Festival international du film vietnamien

  • Place : Université de Californie d'Irvine (USA)
  • Date : 2007

Festival Cinémekong

  • Place : Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • Date : 2007

Rencontres des films courts

  • Place : Hanoï (Vietnam)
  • Date : 2007

États Généraux du Film Documentaire

  • Place : Lussas (France)
  • Date : 2007

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire

  • Place : Montréal (Canada)
  • Date : 2007

Astra Film Fest

  • Place : Sibiu (Romania)
  • Date : 2007

Étoiles et toiles d'Asie

  • Place : Lyon (France)
  • Date : 2007

Festival international Cinéma des peuples Ânûû-rû âboro

  • Place : Poindimié (New-Caledonia)
  • Date : 2007

IFCinéma, platform of the French Institute

National Science and Documentary Film Studio of Vietnam

Hanoi Cinematheque

  • Place : Hanoi, Vietnam

Franco-Japanese Institute of Tokyo

  • Place : Tokyo, Japan

Documentary Film Month

  • Place : France

Media library of the Quai Branly Museum

Thao Tran Thi Phuong

Vietnamese director and translator

Born in 1977 in Vietnam, Tran Phuong Thao initially studied foreign trade and interpretation in Hanoi. In 2002, she moved to France to fulfil her dream of being a documentary filmmaker. After graduated in Political Science in Paris, she studied documentary film technics and writing in Poitiers University. Back in Vietnam, she joined different Varan Vietnam workshops since 2005 as translator, trainee, then tutor. She directed Workers Dreams which attended many international festivals and was awarded at the Cinema du Reel 2007. Since 2011, she has directed several documentary projects in collaboration Swann Dubus including With or whithout me - White Goose Award at DMZ Docs 2012, and Finding Phong - Grand Prix Nanook- Jean Rouch at 34th International Festival Jean Rouch 2015. Their work examines the human dimensions of the grand themes in Vietnam's rapidly changing society.

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