The documentary, directed by French filmmaker François Bibonne, whose Vietnamese roots through his grandmother, serves as an introduction to Vietnamese music and culture, with the aim of building stronger bonds between Vietnam and France. Director Bibonne embarked on this project after the passing of his grandmother, wanting to explore the classical music scene in Vietnam, where she was born and raised. Spanning over 15 months, Bibonne traveled across Vietnam, meeting with various artists and listening to their stories about the origins of classical music in the country. His journey took him to the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra, as well as Then village, where he witnessed traditional performances of trống cơm (traditional barrel-shaped Vietnamese drums). He also visited Bac Ninh to delve into Quan họ (duet singing) culture and returned to Hanoi to explore Ca Trù (ceremonial singing) among other musical traditions. Last year, “Once upon a bridge in Vietnam” received the Best Short Documentary Film award at the Los Angeles Film Awards. La Fête de la Musique, originally established in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture, showcases free music concerts throughout France. On June 21st each year, France hosts over 18,000 concerts, featuring millions of amateur musicians and singers and attracting nearly 10 million spectators.