WINNER Best Short Doc Jury Award ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
Best Documentary, Short Subject
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
During the Vietnam War, the United States dropped 20 million gallons of chemicals onto the dense jungles of Vietnam in order to rid the Northern Vietnamese Army of their food and cover. More than 40 years later, Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for kids disabled by the chemical Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. With a rare disability in his arms and legs, Chau is repeatedly told his dream is not only unrealistic, but impossible. At age 17 and against all odds, Chau ventures out into the real world to see if, in fact, he can make his dream a reality.
Courtney Marsh, originally from South Florida, received her BFA from UCLA’s School of Film and Television. Upon graduating, Courtney worked extensively in the camera department under the mentorship of Salvatore Totino, ASC, AIC. Her short films have screened internationally and she has participated in programs with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as well as Film Independent. Currently, Courtney is traveling to festivals to promote two of her short films while writing her first feature screenplay.
4 stars! Editors pick! “Extraordinary!” - Video Librarian
"Highly recommended!" -Library Journal
CGTN America - The Vietnam War: Children living with Agent Orange’s legacy
Podcast Interview for "Fei's World"
Interview with Stephen Saito for "The Moveable Fest"
SBTN TV Interview for "The Victoria To Uyen Show"
BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC Episode 248 Featuring Courtney Marsh
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