Veteran director Dang Nhat Minh’s film “Dung Dot” (Don’t Burn) about the life of a female doctor killed in the American War will be screened at Brown University in the US state of Rhode Island on Nov. 4.

The film based on the diary of war martyr Dang Thuy Tram, a young doctor from Hanoi who volunteered to fight for the liberation of South Vietnam .

Tram, who was in charge of a military clinic in the central province of Quang Ngai , was killed during a raid by American troops.
Another 13 universities and colleges in the US will screen the film during November, according to the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education’s programme.

A discussion with the film’s director will follow each screening.

Minh, born in 1938 in Hue , is one of the most well-known directors in Vietnam .

His films, which have received many international awards, include “Co Gai Tren Song” (The Girl on the River), “Thuong Nho Dong Que” (Nostalgia for the Countryside) and “Bao Gio Cho Den Thang Muoi” (When the Tenth Month Comes).

Last year, CNN selected “Bao Gio Cho Den Thang Muoi” as the best Asian film of all time while “Dung Dot” won the audience award at Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan in September.

Minh was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth Gwangju International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea in 2005./.