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Blush of Fruit

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • Australia
Runtime
83min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

In a modest three storey home located in the beachside town in Nha Trang (central Vietnam), reside four young expectant mothers. With their pregnancies hidden from their families, they are given shelter. But in return they must care for the centre's 18 orphaned children.

The home's owner, Tong Phuoc Phuc, has been praised by the country's Prime Minister for his work as an anti-abortionist and a saviour to 'fallen' women and their unwanted children. But there is a darker side to the home's media-savvy front. Referred to as a 'business' by the mothers and their local community, donations continue to pour in, despite evidence of child abuse and profiteering.

Details

  • Original Title
    Blush of Fruit
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jakeb Anhvũ, David Cooley
  • Cinematography
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Editing
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Sound
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Runtime
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Australia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IDFA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM 2012
    • CHOPSHOTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL JAKARTA 2012
    • FESTIVAL FILM DOKUMENTER YOGAKARTA 2012
    • THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2013
    • NORWEGIAN DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2013
    • PLANETE DOC FILM FESTIVAL WARSAW 2013
    • ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2013
    • DOCSDF: Festival Internatiocinal De Cine Documental De La Ciudad De Mexico 2013
    • AIDC's DOCWEEK: F4 Asia Pacific New Documentary Program 2014
    • iDOCS: INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FORUM BEIJING 2014
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary at the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival
    • New Australian Talent at the 2014 AIDC Asia Pacific New Documentary Program

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