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Documentary on Essex lorry tragedy to be screened at US film festival

 “One Year on: The Essex Lorry Tragedy” featuring the first anniversary of the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were found in the back of a lorry container in Essex, the UK, will be screened at an annual movie event in Pennsylvania, the US.

The 2021 Erie International Film Festival will take place over nine days from December 10. It will feature around 60 independent movies, documentaries, animation productions and music videos.

The documentary was written and produced by the multimedia team at Viet Nam News of the Vietnam News Agency in 2020.

The documentary, which was screened on VNews TV to mark the anniversary of the tragedy, was first selected to be screened at the Pune Short Film Festival in India.

It was then chosen to be shown at festivals in Goa, Kerela, Shantiniketan and the Alibag Short Film Festival in Maharashtra, India.

Next, it was screened the Druk International Film Festival in Bhutan, the Virgin Spring Cinefest in India and the World Film Carnival in Singapore, where all chose the documentary as an award winning production in the Short Documentary category.

Further top prizes followed, the documentary also won accolades at the Gangtok International Film Festival, Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, West Bengal’s Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards, Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival, Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival, and the Black Swan International Film Festival.

“One Year on: The Essex Lorry Tragedy” is available to watch exclusively in Vietnam via Galaxy Play