28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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We were born and raised
We were born and raised
We were born and raised

We were born and raised

director: Lenka Tam Nguyen
original title: Narodíme se a vyrosteme
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 5 min.


Time is not linear, but rather a loop that has no beginning or end. Life doesn't move forward, but instead zigzags back and forth between what we want and what we’re meant to do. This is why sometimes we find ourselves at a crossroads in the middle of the night with nothing left but to ponder which of the three paths we must take as the rain washes down on us.

“Whenever I take a look at myself, I always wish I loved myself more.”


Tam Nguyen was born in Thai Binh, Vietnam and grew up in Tanvald, Czech Republic. After her high school studies in multimedia art, she worked in the Studio of Digital Media at the Faculty of Art and Design at UJEP. Her works have been featured in the Pokoje (Rooms) showcase under “Young Creation” and in the Scalní video (Scala´s Video) showcase as part of Brno Art Week.

more about film

director: Lenka Tam Nguyen
producer: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, Fakulta umění a designu, Ateliér Digitální média
Ministerstvo kultury
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Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
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