Private Project

Elegy For The Time Being

'She said no', and in that moment there was despair and hope. When the archive of memories become dead weight, stories have to be told anew. Elegy for the time being moves through the alleys of the life of Huỳnh Sanh Thông to weave together moments that glimmer and sink, waiting to be told, and retold. Enmeshed with the musical quest of An Tran, a young Vietnamese guitarist and a personal seeking of Tram Luong, a young storyteller, the life and times of Huỳnh Sanh Thông find a new spirit.

  • Tram Luong
  • Tram Luong
  • Charles Musser
    Hearts and Minds
  • Louisa de Cosy
  • James C. Scott
    Key Cast
  • An Tran
    Key Cast
  • Erik Harms
    Key Cast
  • Thomas C. Fox
    Key Cast
  • Gulli Björnsson
    Music Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Art
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States, Viet Nam
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 USA
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Tram Luong

Tram Luong is a photographer, film maker, and visual anthropologist. With a background in international studies and studio arts, she has traveled and photographed intensively in more than 20 countries - Tanzania, India, New Zealand, Mexico, and Guatemala, to name but a few. She currently pursues a Ph.D. degree in Visual Anthropology at Yale University, New Haven, CT.

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