CHILDREN OF THE MIST
Clarens Award Cinéma du Réel (Paris)
The “Perception Change Project” Award, Visions du Réel (Nyon)
The traditional "bride kidnapping" in a film about the sacred time of childhood and its disappearance. In the misty mountains of North Vietnam, a teenage Hmong girl walks the thin line between childhood and becoming an adult. Over a period of three years, girls in her minority are forced to lose their innocence, discover the traps of seduction and fight for their independence.
HÀ Lệ Diễm was born in 1991 in Tay ethnic minority group living in the mountains of Northeast Vietnam. She left her hometown to study journalism in Hanoi. “Children of the Mist” is her first feature documentary film project.