My Hanoi (2001)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2001

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

Twenty-second programme in the second series of `Life' programmes, focusing on the impact of globalisation on the urban environment. The story of Tran Thuy Linh, whose family has lived in the flower village area of Hanoi for generations. Through Thuy Linh's eyes, profiles a city in a period of dramatic change - emerging from colonialism and the Vietnam war, through socialism to the free market era where a younger generation is asserting itself as a force for change. Growing urbanisation has led to a boom in construction whilst market reform and globalisation has caused an influx of Western consumer goods making Hanoi one of the new global cities of the 21st Century.

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