A film crew making ‘Chuyen Lang Bom’ (Bom Village's Story) recently painted white an ancient well in Hanoi's Mong Phu Village. Earlier, those making ‘Thai Su Tran Thu Tho’ (Great Tutor Tran Thu Do) shocked many by moving the altar of Emperor Minh Mang while filming. Painter Truong Duc Thang, a member of the “Chuyen Lang Bom” crew, was fined VND2 million ($88.39) on Nov. 10 for writing, drawing and desecrating a historical-cultural monument. Nguyen Van Huy, former director of the Hanoi-based Museum of Ethnology, said that such actions were an infringement on historical relics and monuments. “They work in the field of culture but go against culture. The act of renewing the ancient relic, making it mossy to film a movie is ridiculous.” “The Duong Lam ancient village has been ranked a national historical monument for a long time. It is unacceptable to film there without respecting it. Those making art but have no understanding of it should be severely punished,” a VnExpress reader commented. The ancient well in Mong Phu Village is painted and decorated by the crew of ‘Chuyen Lang Bom.’ Photo by Do Doan Hoang In 2010, when filming ‘Thai Su Tran Thu Do’ at Emperor… Read full this story
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