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alo, baba!

Lavounie Doan


A Short Film

alo, baba! (2023) is a short film that celebrates cultures through evocations of the rural mundane, where fragmented times - the past, present and future, and spaces - Calgary and Saigon, transcend. The film begins with mundane moments of a father instructing his daughter, who resides overseas, on how to prepare her beloved childhood dish. As their dialogue progresses, the magic unfolds and shifts the ordinary setting to imaginative scenarios whenever a random question is asked. The past, present and future moments of different places blend into one, bouncing back and forth evokes a tangible yet intangible reality that invites the viewer to explore the unfamiliar that neighbour to their own memories.

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