17:16 | 20/09/2016 Entertainment
A TV series on the life of Vietnamese-Americans in California will air on HCM City Television (HTV) in December this year.
A scene in Cali Mua Hoa Vang, a 30-part TV series featuring the life of Vietnamese-Americans that will air on HCM City Television and TodayTV channels in December (Photo: TodayTV.com)
The 30-part series, Cali Mua Hoa Vang (Yellow Seasons in California), was produced by IMC-TodayTV and Hoang Duan, former director of the HCM City Theatre.
The series includes lively scenes in HCM City, Can Tho and California filmed by a professional staff led by veteran director Xuan Phuoc, who has spent time living in the US.
The film depicts the life of Vietnamese-Americans, focusing on challenges and conflicts they faced to reach success in career and love after leaving their homeland.
It also features the thoughts and hopes of the elderly who settled in the United States but left their soul in Vietnam.
"Audiences can learn more about Vietnamese-Americans, who come from different backgrounds but still spread the Vietnamese culture and lifestyle to younger generations,” said Duan, who is also the film’s scriptwriter.
Duan travelled to several cities in the US to talk with many Americans of Vietnamese origin, spending more than six months in California, where 1.3 million of them live.
“I have several Vietnamese-American friends working in music and theatre, who want to discover themselves through traditional Vietnamese art. I shared their dreams and thoughts,” said Duan, in his interview with local media.
"I worked hard to make my screenplay realistic to help audiences understand the life and the ‘American dream’ in the right way," he said.
The films include veteran comedian Bao Quoc and young actors such as Luong The Thanh, Thuy Diem, Kha Ly and Thanh Duy.
“I decided to play a role in Duan’s film because I have experience in living overseas. I understand what older Vietnamese-Americans want from their children. I believe the film’s messages about love and family will help audiences,” said Quoc, who lives in California with his daughter’s family./.