Vietnamese documentary about Essex truck deaths to hit film festivals

By Long Nguyen   September 22, 2021 | 05:35 pm PT
'One year on - The Essex Lorry Tragedy' will be screened at three global film festivals after being hailed at the Pune International Film Festival in India.

The documentary produced by Vietnam News, which depicts the stories of those losing their loved ones in container truck tragedy in the U.K. in 2019, will be shown at the Druk International Film Festival in Bhutan, the Virgin Spring Cinefest in India and the World Film Carnival in Singapore.

Earlier this year it also received special praise at the Asia South East Short Film Festival.

A still from One year on - The Essex Lorry Tragedy. Photo courtesy of Vietnam News

A still from 'One year on - The Essex Lorry Tragedy'. Photo courtesy of Vietnam News

39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck near London in 2019.

The deaths of the 39 Vietnamese made international headlines. The youngest were two 15-year-old boys and the oldest was a 44-year-old man.

Their remains were brought home later that year.

Twenty one of the victims were from Nghe An Province, 10 from neighboring Ha Tinh and the rest from Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue provinces in the central region and Hai Duong Province and Hai Phong City in the north.

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