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New Wave

2024 1h 28m Documentary History Music List
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Mile-high hair. Synthesized music. Underground parties. Elizabeth Ai was on a mission to excavate an untold story of rebellious punks in the chaotic world of 80s Vietnamese new wave until she rediscovered a hidden past. Read More Read Less

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Nathaniel Muir AIPT New Wave does lose its way at times, but it also has a personal feel that makes it a consistently entertaining watch. The music and clothes bring a sense of fun, while Ai’s story highlights a sense of family that is endearing. Jun 12, 2024 Full Review Peter Martin ScreenAnarchy New Wave puts its ear right next next to the bass drum, as it were, and discerns, not just the rhythm, but the culture and the people who made it possible. Jun 9, 2024 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Maven's Nest Focus on Vietnamese teens' Americanization through a genre of 1980's popular music is entertaining. Adds to insight on immigrant experience contemporary awareness of the mental health impacts on both generations of the Vietnam War and long hours at work. Rated: 7/10 Jun 9, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis Mile-high hair. Synthesized music. Underground parties. Elizabeth Ai was on a mission to excavate an untold story of rebellious punks in the chaotic world of 80s Vietnamese new wave until she rediscovered a hidden past.
Director
Elizabeth Ai
Producer
Elizabeth Ai, Rachel Sine
Screenwriter
Elizabeth Ai
Production Co
New Wave Productions
Genre
Documentary, History, Music
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 28m