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Tuan Andrew Nguyen

If the Earth Could Speak

During the Second Indochina War (1955–75), the United States dropped more than 7.5 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Decades later, unexploded ordnance (UXO), buried in fields and forests, continues to claim civilian lives and limbs. Artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen joined a bomb-disposal expedition in Vietnam’s Quảng Trị province for his film The Sounds of Cannons, Familiar Like Sad Refrains (Đại Bác Nghe Quen Như Câu Dạo Buồn) (2021), named in reference to a 1969 song by Trịnh Công Sơn about the bombardments at night. The

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