Mai Khoi and the Dissidents + Q&A

Dir: Joe Piscatella
United States / 2019 / 70mins

AVAILABLE 28th Oct. - 30th Oct.

Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020 - Fri 30 Oct 2020
Price: £6.99
There are currently no screenings of this film.

Singer/songwriter Mai Khoi became a pop sensation with her smash hit Vietnam, a patriotic ode to her home country, which propelled her into the limelight - and the favour of the Communist Party and state-run media.

But when she begins to resist government censorship and speak out about human rights issues in the country, she soon falls out of favour with the authorities and becomes the inspiring voice of dissent for a generation, forming her provocative underground band, 'Mai Khoi and the Dissidents'.

Director Joe Piscatella's intimate film follows the protest singer who gave up fame and fortune to fight for freedom of speech, human rights and democracy in Vietnam. Banned from performing, under constant surveillance, even taking to safe houses to evade threat of arrest, Mai Khoi refuses to be silenced.

We're delighted to be joined for an online Q&A by the 'Lady Gaga of Vietnam' herself, Mai Khoi, along with the film's director Joe Piscatella. 

Mai Khoi and the Dissidents will be available to watch online from 12pm on 28th October until Friday 30th October.

Your ticket includes a Q&A with Mai Khoi and the film's director, Joe Piscatella, which you can join live at 8.15pm on Wednesday 28th Oct.

Please note that this event is accessible from the UK and Ireland only.