Vietnamese audiences will be reintroduced to President Ho Chi Minh and his revolutionary struggle through a new French documentary called Ho Chi Minh: Dream of Peace.

Producer Dominique de Miscault on Nov.15 agreed to allow the film to be broadcast on Vietnam Television's VTV4 channel in the near future.

Dream of Peace will be presented in French with Vietnamese or English subtitles, so that audiences around the world can have access to the story.

The film is based on the book Je reviens au Vietnam libre (I Returned to Liberal Vietnam), written by Leo Figuerre, a French journalist and a senior official of the French Communist Party, who was impressed by President Ho and documented his experiences at the Viet Bac resistance base in north Vietnam in the 1950s.

A painter and installation artist, de Miscault harboured the idea of making a Ho Chi Minh documentary for a long time and slowly accumulated information, images, and stories about the president. She convinced Figuerre to share his documents and collaborate on the film.

"As a foreigner, it was difficult to make a film about such a well-known Vietnamese leader, shoot scenes in Vietnam and present it to Vietnamese audiences," she said.

"Luckily, the challenges just increased my determination."

"President Ho Chi Minh was a great person and Vietnamese people should know more about him. So, this is not my film, but yours."

De Miscault has been exhibiting in France and elsewhere in Europe since 1969. She has held gallery shows in Vietnam, China and Russia.

Her work has been displayed in Hanoi and HCM City more than 10 times.

She now works at the Association d'Amitie Franco-Vietnamien (France-Vietnamese Friendship Association), one of the first international organisations to support the lawsuit of Vietnam's Agent Orange victims against American chemical companies that produced the defoliants. She is also an editor-in-chief of the organisation's magazine, Perspectives France-Vietnam./.