Pomelo people live in the heart of the growing city of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a neighbourhood where people from different rural provinces come and work. Living in the grounds of an ongoing ring road construction, they go through processes of demolition and land eviction.


10/8  20:10



Year of Release



75 minutes


HD, Color


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After a Master of Literature, Swann DUBUS (b.1977) completed a PhD about intimacy in cinema at Paris III University in 2006. At the same time, he worked as a DoP and directed several documentary features both in Europe, Africa and Asia. He moved to Hanoi in 2007 and work alongside TRAN Phuong Thao since then.

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TRAN Phuong Thao (b. 1977 in Hanoi, Vietnam) moved to France in 2000 to complete her dream of being a documentary filmmaker. After graduated in Political Science in Paris, she studied documentary film technics and writing in Poitiers University. Back to Vietnam, she directed « Workers Dream » which attended many international festivals and was awarded at Cinéma du Réel 2007 (P. Perrault Award).

Since 2011, she directed several documentary films in collaboration with Swann Dubus including « With or without me » (White Goose Award – DMZ Docs 2012) and « Finding Phong » (Grand Prix Nanook – Jean Rouch IFF 2016, Paris).