Around 39 A.D. in Vietnam, two sisters and their supporters lead a huge rebellion against Chinese invasion. These Amazonian-like women are Trưng Trắc, Trưng Nhị, and their army made of many female warriors. I don't think anywhere else in the world during this time women have such freedom and power. Even though they fail in driving the Chinese away for good, their exploits imply a very different Vietnamese social order. Maybe, Vietnam is a matriarchal society before Chinese domination. ...continue reading
Trinh Minh Ha is one of the very few Avant Garde Vietnamese filmmakers I'm aware of. Her works have been shown worldwide and she's won the Maya Deren Award.
Still researching for more so if you of anyone please leave me a comment.
Check out one of her website: http://trinhminh-ha.com/