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Match Made | 2006 | 47'42 | English, Vietnamese, Mandarin
Each day, men from various parts of Asia make a stop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where they embark on their search for the perfect bride.
trails the steps of a Singaporean man in his pursuit. Using cinema verité footage and interviews,
offers a glimpse into the intricate network of the buying and selling of women as brides from villages in Vietnam.
In competition, 29th Cinéma du Réel International Documentary Film Festival (France, 2007); 44th Vienna International Film Festival (Austria, 2006); 20th Singapore International Film Festival (2007); 9th Women’s Film Festival in Seoul (Korea, 2007); MoMa (The Museum of Modern Art), Documentary Fortnight (New York, United States, 2008)
Mirabelle Ang is a Singaporean documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. In 2003, she was awarded a scholarship by the Media Development Authority in Singapore and a full scholarship by California Institute of the Arts where she received her MFA in Film & Video. Her recent works have screened at festivals and venues such as the Viennale, Cinéma du Réel, Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, Full Frame, Singapore International Film Festival and MoMA. Mirabelle divides her time between Los Angeles and Singapore whose ever-changing landscape she continues to respond to through her video works.
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