With her special contributions to Vietnam’s ballet and contemporary dance, Tran Ly Ly has become the first female director of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. Ly is also on Forbes Vietnam’s list of the 50 most influential women in Vietnam.
Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Nguyen Thi Van runs a graphic design company and a vocational center for people with disabilities. Van dreams of building a “seedling garden” which nurtures the dreams of people with disabilities.
Dr. Le Mai Huong has had over 25 research studies published in international journals. Her two products made from caterpillar fungus and various mushrooms have recently won international prizes for their scientific values.
Folk artist Bui Van Hung has devoted his whole life to preserving Xuan Pha dancing. He has the most knowledge of the folk art in Xuan Truong commune, Tho Xuan, Thanh Hoa where the dance originated.
In 2013, Dr. Le Anh Vinh was the youngest-ever Vietnamese to be appointed associate professor at the age of 30. Vinh is known as a talented mathematician and a fervent education administrator who has inspired a love for mathematics for younger generations. His new teaching methods bring Vietnam closer to the world’s modern education systems.
Francis Hung (Vuong Huu Hung) is an Alien of Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A) endorsed by the US Government. He is the first Vietnamese speaker and cooperate trainer endorsed as an “Extraordinary Ability” person in the field of training and the business consultancy industry.
Ba Thi Cham is a scientist who has added value to medicinal herbs by applying nano technology to make herb-based functional foods. Cham received Creative Women’s Award 2017 from the Vietnam Women’s Union.
Although silver jewelry making is known as a traditional craft of the Nung ethnic minority group in Hoang Su Phi district of Ha Giang Province, only a few people know how to carve antique patterns on silver jewelry. Chang Thanh To living on Po Ly Ngai peak is the single silver graver who can make 12 sets of traditional jewelries for Nung brides.
Ta Nam Long has explored caves across the country from the northernmost point of Lung Cu in Ha Giang to the southernmost point of Mui Ca Mau in Ca Mau. Long has been in 30 large and deep caves in Vietnam, including those difficult to reach, like Doc Nan, Dia Nguc and Ong.
Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning director Connie Field has come to Vietnam to introduce her latest film “The Whistleblower of My Lai”. The documentary features the creation of a music opera which explores the tragedy of My Lai through the perception of Hugh Thompson, a young army helicopter pilot who accidentally witnessed and tried to stop the massacre in Son My commune, Quang Ngai province in 1968.