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5/16/2018 2:18:18 PM

108-episode film on Mother Goddesses screened this May

A 108-episode film on the worship of Mother Goddesses will be showcased to the public this month.

An art performance presented at the debut of the film Vietnamese Mothers on May 13th. (Source: Photo courtesy of the organise)

Titled Me Viet (Vietnamese Mothers), the first film about the traditional practice of goddess worship will made its debut in Hanoi on May 19th.

The film is a joint venture of Nhat Nguyet Cultural Limited Company and An Vien Television and aims to honour the traditional values and belief in goddess worship.

According to Dam Lan, Director of the company, the film gives an insight into the worship of Mother Goddesses in Vietnam, role of the four realms in the belief, stories about the deities being worshipped and measures to preserve and uphold the belief.

“We want to bring to the audience basic, clear and unanimous knowledge of the worship,” she said.

The worship of the Mother Goddess is a traditional practice in Vietnam with a long history and has stood the test of social changes. The belief in this form of worship reflects people’s desire for health, wealth and fortune.

“The worship clearly expresses the opinion, perspective, sentiments, morality and intelligence of the Vietnamese people,” Lan said. “Through the practice of worshipping Mother Goddesses, we can realise the beauty of art, dance and music of the Vietnamese people since old days.”

Director Nguyen Quoc Quan said the film was shot at many temples across Vietnam under the guidance of a group of supervisors and consultants who were experts in the field and devotees of Mother Goddesses themselves.

This form of worship has been practised in numerous northern mountainous provinces in the country since the 16th century.

The belief in the worship of the Mother Goddesses by the Vietnamese was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2016./.

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