NEWS | 22 June 2023

Archivfoto aus einem vietnamesischen Dokumentarfilm, Saigon 1975

Winner of the Best History Pitch at Sunny Side of the Doc: “Becoming Vietnam – The Birth Of A Nation”

The new multi-part documentary project “Becoming Vietnam – The Birth Of A Nation” by Lucio Mollica (Grimme Award winner for “Afghanistan: The Wounded Land“) has won the Best History Pitch at Sunny Side of the Doc.

Jury’s word:

“Incredible access to unknown archives, the digital work that was put into accessing it… and the point of view! Bravo.”

About the Project:

Between 1945 and 1975, Vietnamese people fought against the French, the Americans, and against each other. How did the war impact their lives?

With unprecedented access to previously unknown Vietnamese archival material – now restored and in color – this series will trace the history of Vietnam from the perspective of the Vietnamese people who made it.

Executive Producer:

Regina Bouchehri
Gunnar Dedio

In co-production with:


In association with:

ARTE, PBS America

Funded by:

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

Development co-funded by the European Union