About the film

The Vanishing Village is a short documentary, shot in 2015 around the village of La Tinh that currently lies on the outskirts of greater Hanoi, the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Because of the rapid urbanisation it is probably a matter of time before the city will take over the village.

Local villagers and embedded researchers tell what happened in the area when the encroachment of the city of Hanoi changed the rural life of many. How did they react? What did they feel? And what do they see as their future?

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