Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
This film about the search for love takes you high up into the mountains of Northern Vietnam to the heart of the Khau Vai ‘Love Market’. The Hmong people of this isolated region who gather at Khau Vai have come to trade in that most valuable of commodities; love. Amidst the colour and the spectacle of the event it soon becomes evident that here - as is likely the case the world over - the course of true love never runs smooth.
The Film Makers
Keith Halstead has been living and working in Vietnam since August 1998 – primarily as an English teacher. In 2004 he took part in a documentary filmmaking course in Poland, run by DFG London, where he met John Watson.Encouraged by their experience in Poland and having access to an interesting story Keith and John decided to take the plunge and to head off into the hills of Northern Vietnam and make a film.“Looking for Love” is the result.
Keith remains in Vietnam as Director of Rusty Bike films.
John Watson, who in 2005 was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in ‘Screen Project Development’ from Napier University , lives and works in Brighton (UK) where he runs JWA Productions a video and film production company.