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Viet Nails, a Documentary Teaser

by Kimberly Pham | March 31, 2013 | Bookmark +

Viet Nails, the documentary teaser above, is the result of filmmaker Adele Pham’s initial stage of research into the Vietnamese-American nail industry. Pham is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker who has directed, edited, and produced four documentaries that have made the rounds at film festivals near and far. Her latest project, Viet Nails, brings her into the nail salon world. As the associate editor for VietSALON Magazine, I had the opportunity to tell her my thoughts on the industry in my first broadcasted interview.

Pham captures another kind of salon in her 2009 documentary, Fine Threads, that follows the stories of teenage South Asian women from Queens and reveals their thoughts of beauty, immigrant ideals, religion, and coming of age in the city. Fine Threads has appeared at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, the San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film Festival (now known as the Center for Asian American Media's CAAMFest) and on HBO On Demand.

I will be following Pham’s progress with her Viet Nails project. If there is a topic or subject matter you’d like her to touch upon, feel free to be vocal with your comments and I’ll pass them along.

— Kim

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Originally posted on Viet Salon

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