Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Moon at the Bottom of the Well

Last week I watched The Moon at the Bottom of the Well, an absolutely beautiful Vietnamese film, made in 2008.
Set in Hue, it is the story of the perfect wife in a less-than-perfect marriage. What makes the film utterly unique is its detailed look at popular religion, particularly the traditional shamanism and mediumship that occupies a legal grey-area in Vietnam.
I was captured right from the beginning, and learned quite a lot from it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Walter Mason Speaking at Sydney Unitarian Church - Sunday 14th August

Walter Mason, author of Destination Saigon, is in the final stages of writing his doctoral dissertation on the history of self-help books in Australia.

Join him as he presents an entertaining, fascinating and utterly unique talk on the intriguing progress of this most-maligned of literary genres.


Walter Mason Speaks on Self-Help Literature in Australia (Part of the Sunday Service)
10.30am Sunday 14th August
Sydney Unitarian Church
15 Francis Street East Sydney
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