“Invisible Diaspora”


vietnamese + english subt. / 6:03 min / GER / 2021

Lockdown in April 2020. We remember the situation when there were hardly any face masks for medical nurses. In the district of Harz (Germany), the Vietnamese community was asked by the municipality for help in sewing medical masks.
The generation of former contract workers in the DDR (German Democratic Republic) is still known for their manual skills and abilities.
Few people don’t know, however, that this generation also has to struggle with existence. Retail stores are suffering more and more from demographic change, associated with increasing online shipping.
“Invisible Diaspora” shows an insight into the pandemic shutdown of Vietnamese clothing store “Halong Mode”.