A map of the Spratlys Archipelago made from coral stones collected from the surrounding sea was presented to the Ha Noi Museum yesterday.
HA NOI —
The activity of presenting coral stones for all cities and provinces has been organised by the Naval Force since 2009.
The presence of the invaluable souvenirs will educate Vietnamese people and their descendants on protecting the nation's territorial integrity, reminding them to look towards and act in the interests of Spratlys, a sacred part of the nation.
HA NOI — Vietnamese and foreigners living in Viet Nam are encouraged to enter a Ha Noi photography contest held by Ha Noi Artistic Photography Association.
Each competitor can send up to 10, 30cm by 45cm, black-and-white or colour photos, and must include another 10cm by 15cm set.
Entries should be captioned with the time and location of the shot, and should highlight the special cultural identity of the nation's capital.
First prize will be VND5 million (US$250); there will be two second prize winners, who will be awarded VND3 million ($150) each, and three third place finalists, VND2 million ($100) each. The winners will be eligible for membership of the Viet Nam Photographic Artists' Association.
Entries should be sent to the organisation by September 9, 2011. The awards ceremony and exhibition opening is set for October 10, in honour of the anniversary of Ha Noi's liberation from the French in 1954.
HCM CITY — BHD Company, producer of the local horror film Giua Hai The Gioi (Between Two Worlds), has announced that turnover of the film over 10 days of screening nationwide was VND6.5 billion (US$315,000).
In comparison with last year, this year's summer movie season in Viet Nam has started quite late, with the release of Giua Hai The Gioi on July 22.
The high turnover on July 22-31 indicates audiences were satisfied with the film, said a press release from the producer.
Giua Hai The Gioi tells the story of a beautiful music student who tried to commit suicide but fails, and ends up marrying a mysterious construction contractor. She is haunted by spirit of a young girl.
The film features actor Dustin Nguyen who was presented the Best Actor award for his role as protagonist Vo in Canh Dong Bat Tan (Floating Lives) and the Spotlight Award for his great achievements at the 5th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival early this year.
With an expenditure of VND4 billion, Giua Hai The Gioi is the second film of Vu Thai Hoa after the TV serial Song Cham (Slow Life). — VNS