Kyle Sandilands filming in Lao Chai

Telling the story of the project, of the communities we have worked in, and of some of the individuals in the villages is an important component to what this project has been about.

We believe that the work we have done must be shared with the other communities around the world. We hope that they have and will inspire change towards a better form of global tourism.

All of the videos were filmed and edited by volunteer Kyle Sandilands. Kyle, a graduate from Capilano University's Motion Picture Program, is an incredibly talented filmmaker who has devoted countless hours in telling the story of the CBT Vietnam Project. Currently, he is (probably) somewhere in the world exploring, camera in hand.  

The films have also been showcased at several international film festivals. 


FILM FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

FILM | DESIGNATION - AWARD | FESTIVAL | DATE | FESTIVAL LOCATION

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / WINNER, Zagreb Tourfilm Festival 2015 (Croatia)

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / Screened, National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival 2015 (Online / Canada)

When the Tourists Come, When the Village was Heard, When the Villagers Left, The Black Hmong of Lao Chai Village: Official Selection / WINNER, Art & Tur International Tourism Film Festival 2015 (Portugal)

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / Screened, Silver Lake Tourfilm Festival – SilaFest 2015 (Serbia)

Black Hmong of Lao Chai Village: Official Selection / FINALIST, My Hero Film Festival 2015 (Online / US)

Black Hmong of Lao Chai Village: Official Selection / Screened, National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival 2015 (Online / Canada)

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / Screened, Culture Unplugged Online Film Festival 2016 (Online / US)

The Black Hmong of Lao Chai Village: Official Selection / WINNER, Qhi Dab Neeg Film Festival (Hmong Film Festival) 2016 (US)

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / Screened, Baku International Film Festival 2016 (Azerbaijan)

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / WINNER / GRAND PRIX, 9th International Tourism Film Festival – Tourfilm Riga 2016 (Latvia)

The Black Hmong – Different Way of Life: Official Selection / Screened, National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival 2016 (Online / Canada)

The Black Hmong – A Different Way of Life: Official Selection / Screened, Peb Lub Neej Hmong Short Film Festival 2016 (Australia)

When the Villagers Left: Official Selection / Screened / WINNER, Tourfilm Karlovy Vary 2016 (Czech Republic)

When the Villagers Left, The Black Hmong of Lao Chai Village, The Black Hmong – Different Way of Life: Official Selection / Screened / WINNER x 2, FIACULT International Audiovisual Trade Culture Festival and Tourism 2016 (Brazil and Italy)

When the Villagers Left, When the Village was Heard: Official Selection / Screened, 7th International Short Tourism Film Festival of Amorgos Island 2016 (Greece)

The Black Hmong – Different Way of Life: Official Selection / Screened, COMMFEST Global Community Film Festival 2016 (Toronto, Canada)

The Black Hmong – Different Way of Life: Official Selection / WINNER, Art & Tur International Tourism Film Festival 2015 (Portugal)

The Black Hmong – Different Way of Life: Official Selection, The Artemis – Women in Action – Film Festival, Screening April 21-23, 2017 (Santa Monica, CA)


All films are available to view on our CBT Vietnam YouTube Channel.