Thao's Library: BFF Symposium Tour Rated NR

Thao's Library: BFF Symposium Tour NR PT195M


Forty years after the Fall of Saigon, a young Vietnamese woman is among the Vietnam War's uncounted casualties. Born near fields where American planes sprayed Agent Orange, Thao lives with severe physical deformities. Halfway around the world, a woman in New York is struggling to cope after the sudden death of her famed younger sister. In the midst of her crippling depression, a friend shows Elizabeth a black-and-white photograph from a recent trip abroad. The image haunts Elizabeth. It shows Thao sitting in a wheelchair outside a shed that houses pig feed, fertilizer -- and books. Despite her disabilities, Thao had set up a makeshift library for children in her village. The photographer who captured the image had asked, “If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?” Thao replied, “Three hundred dollars, so I could buy more books.” Through this simple request, Thao and Elizabeth are brought together, forging an unlikely sisterhood, transcending language and culture. The two women reflect on the past and confront the present, changing both lives forever. BFF Symposium Tour Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) is committed to providing educational resources for aspiring artists by launching the BFF Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit organization, whose mission is to champion women and diversity in all media by providing grants and other resources. As part of the launch of our foundation, BFF is hosting special screenings of our winning films at AMC Theatres across the country. These events will include a screening of THAO’s LIBRARY, followed by a panel discussion and reception. Panelist will include Director Elizabeth Van Meter as well as many other tastemakers in the industry. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be invited to a meet & greet with our esteemed panelist. There will also be opportunities to network with industry professionals during the private reception. Symposium Dates are: San Diego - Fashion Valley 18 - Monday, Oct. 19th Los Angeles - Burbank 8 - Tuesday, Oct. 20th San Francisco - Metreon 16 - Wednesday, Oct. 21st

Running Time
3 hr 15 min
Release Date
October 19, 2015