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Film week to celebrate 80th anniversary of Party's first platform on culture

HÀ NỘI — A film week celebrating the 80th anniversary of the “Outline of Vietnamese Culture”, the first platform on culture launched by the Communist Party of Việt Nam, will take place from February 25 to March 3 nationwide.

A scene from 'Nhà Tiên Tri' (The Prophecy), a film about President Hồ Chí Minh that will be screened during the film week. — Photo courtesy of Việt Nam Film Institute

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism tasked the Cinema Department with coordinating the event alongside the departments of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of cities and provinces, as well as the National Cinema Centre.

Ten films focusing on President Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam's land, people and culture will be shown during the week. They are four feature movies, four documentaries, and two animated films.

The film week opening ceremony will take place on February 25 at 7pm at the National Cinema Centre, located at 87 Láng Hạ Street in Ba Đình District of Hà Nội.

A national science conference will also be held on February 27 to mark the anniversary of the culture platform.

The event will take place in person in Hà Nội and online in 63 other locations across the country.

The conference agenda specified two key contents: "Theory and practical significance of the Outline of Vietnamese Culture" and "Vietnamese culture and people - The ideological basis and driving force of the country's growth in the new period".

n 1943 the then Party General Secretary Trường Chinh wrote the Outline on Vietnamese Culture (also known as the 1943 Outline on Culture), using Marxism and the Party's and leader Nguyễn Ái Quốc's guidelines, emphasising that the content, nature, organisation, and development orientation of a cultural revolution can only be associated with the national liberation revolution, and that a cultural revolution can be realised when the political revolution has succeeded.

The document defined that Vietnamese culture, consisting of ideology, learning, and arts, “will be liberated by the democratic revolution and freed from colonialist shackles to catch up with the world's neo-democratic culture." VNS

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