Saving Son Doong
2017
Synopsis:
Partly a real life thriller and an examination of man’s impact on nature, Saving Son Doong tells the story of a group of young Vietnamese environmental activists working preserve Son Doong Cave in Vietnam, the world's largest cave and one of the most untouched corners on Earth, recently discovered by explorers in 2009.
Filmmakers:
Bao Nguyen
Director
Bao Nguyen is a Vietnamese American filmmaker whose past work has been seen in the New York Times, HBO, NBC, Vice, ARTE, PBS, among many others. He was the producer and cinematographer of “Nuoc 2030”, a feature narrative set in near future Vietnam which opened the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and was a recipient of the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Award. His feature doc directorial debut, “Live From New York” opened the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at prestigious festivals such as Hot Docs, BFI London, and IDFA. He is an alumnus of the 2012 and 2014 Berlinale Talent Campus and a Firelight Producers Lab Fellow. He earned his BA in Politics/International Relations at NYU and his MFA in Social Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.