The Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute (ICAV) and the Cuba-Argentina Friendship House screened the Vietnamese film “Canh dong hoang” (The Abandoned Field) in Buenos Aires on April 5 to celebrate Vietnam’s 40th anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Reunification (April 30, 1975).

The film directed by Nguyen Hong Sen gives an “unnerving and compelling subjective-camera-eye-view” of life under helicopter fire in the Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) area of the Mekong Delta during the war in Vietnam.

The audience was deeply moved by the Vietnamese people’s desire for surviving and their resilience in the fight against the US imperialists.

Argentinean friends later gathered at a workshop following the movie to review the April 30 victory – which they said was made possible thanks to the solidarity of Vietnamese people.

President of the ICAV Poldi Sosa recalled the days of the fierce war in Vietnam when millions of people across the globe closely followed the situation in the southern part of Vietnam.

Many Argentinean people also joined in the anti-US war movement and on the historic April 30, 1975, crowds of people took to the street, waving Vietnam’s national flag and President Ho Chi Minh’s portrait to celebrate the victory.-VNA