Scout Filmmaker Spotlight: Carol Nguyen, Canada

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No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen, Canada

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.

NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE screened during Scout Winter Fest in February of 2021, winning Best Documentary and Female Filmmaker awards. Carol joined us for a Special Screening event to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.

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Carol Nguyen

Carol Nguyen is a Vietnamese Canadian filmmaker, born and raised in Toronto, now based in Montreal. Her films often explore the subjects of cultural identity, family and memory. Her last film “No Crying at the Dinner Table” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had its international premiere at IDFA 2019, where she was additionally invited as the Opening Night speaker. In 2020, “No Crying” also received the Jury Prize for Short Documentary at SXSW. Carol is a 2018 Sundance Ignite fellow, Adobe Creativity Scholar and a TIFF Share Her Journey ambassador, where she strives to empower diverse voices and women through her own stories and personal experiences in the film industry.

Today, Carol is working towards developing her first documentary feature as well as an animated short.
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Scout Filmmaker Spotlight: Carol Nguyen, Canada
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Updated Feb 2022
Topics Cultural Identity, Documentary, Family, Featured Film, Scout Film Festival, Short Film, Videos