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Which Way Is East
Directed by Lynne Sachs • 1994 • United States
When Lynne Sachs travels north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi with her sister Dana Sachs, a writer living in Vietnam, conversations with strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side of a shared narrative. The sisters’ reflections on tourism, city life, culture clash, and historic inquiry start off as a road trip and flower into a political discourse. Together, they explore the complex history, culture, politics, and traditions of Vietnam in this rich and reflective impressionist travelogue.