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Madam Phung’s Last Journey - Vietnam
  • Country: Vietnam
  • Director: Nguyen Thi Tham
  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 87'

Founded in 2004, the Bich Phung troupe of fairground workers was named after their chief, Mrs Phung. Its 35 members come from various cities and provinces. Most of them are transgender women who are poorly educated, destitute, and without any family or profession. This documentary recounts their lives as they continually move from performance in different locations in Vietnam. Their fairground attractions include a lottery, a miniature train ride, an inflatable house, a merry-go-round, balloons and darts, and a shotgun aimed at members while they perform songs and sketches.