UN Screening of “Chau, Beyond the Lines”
In 2016, Courtney Marsh’s “Chau, Beyond the Lines” was nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary – Short Subject category. Chau is a young Vietnamese with disabilities linked to his mother’s exposure to Agent Orange. The film depicts his struggles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. Watch the film on Netflix
On June 15, a screening of “Chau, Beyond the Lines” took place before an audience of 250 people in the historic Trusteeship Council chamber at the United Nations in New York.
In advance of the screening, Vietnamese Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, addressed the UN Conference of State Parties on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (June 14, 2016). Le Minh Chau, who is featured in “Chau, Beyond the Lines,” is seated to the Ambassador’s right. Read the statement by H.E. Amb. Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.
June 15, 2016 Screening of “Chau, Beyond the Lines”. From left to right: Producer Jerry Franck, Director Courtney Marsh, and Le Minh Chau (whose life is the focus of the documentary) during the screening in the UN Trusteeship Council chamber.
The audience during the UN screening of “Chau, Beyond the Lines.”
Q&A following the screening. From left to right, moderator Chet Cooper (Editor in Chief, ABILITY Magazine) poses a question to Courtney Marsh, Chau and Ambassador Nga. Read the statement by H.E. Amb. Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.
Members of the Vietnam Mission to the UN pose with Jerry Franck, Chau and Courtney Marsh following the event.