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Río Mekong es un largometraje documental dirigido por Laura Ortego y Leonel D’agostino que participó en la competencia de la sección Work in progress del Festival de Mar del Plata 2016 y será estrenado durante 2018.

Mekong River is a documentary feature directed by Laura Ortego and Leonel D’agostino that has participated at the Work in progress section competition of the Mar del Plata Festival 2016 and is going to be released during 2018.

 

 

A los 16 años, Vanit Ritchanaporn cruzó a nado el Río Mekong para escapar de la guerra civil en su Laos natal tras la Guerra de Vietnam. En 1979, por iniciativa de las Naciones Unidas, llegó como refugiado a la Argentina. Hoy vive con su familia en la ciudad de Chascomús, donde preside la comunidad laosiana más grande de la provincia de Buenos Aires. En cada uno de sus actos cotidianos, Vanit busca mantener viva su memoria y reconstruir un puente con su tierra natal que se ha perdido para siempre.

At the age of 16, Vanit Ritchanaporn swam across the Mekong River to escape from the civil war that was taking place in his native Laos after the Vietnam War. In 1979, as an initiative of the United Nations, he arrived as a refugee in Argentina. Today he lives with his family in the city of Chascomús, where he presides the largest Laotian community in Buenos Aires. In each of his daily acts, Vanit seeks to keep alive his memory, to rebuild a bridge with his homeland that has been lost forever.

Trailer Río Mekong/Mekong RIver from laura ortego on Vimeo.