FESTIVALS: * IDFA First Appearance Competition * Thessaloniki
AWARD * Flinders University Documentary Award - Adelaide Film Festival
BLUSH OF FRUIT
Human Interest, Social Issues, Women, Youth
Running time |
87’ - 52'
In a modest three-story home located in the beachside town of Nha Trang in central Vietnam, reside four young expectant mothers. These runaways are given shelter, but in return, they must care for the centre’s 18 orphaned children.
The home’s owner, Tong Phuoc Phuc, has been praised by the country’s Prime Minister for his work as an anti-abortionist and a saviour to ‘fallen’ women and their unwanted children. But there is a darker side to the home’s media-savvy front. Referred to as a ‘business’ by the mothers and their local community, donations continue to pour in, despite evidence of child abuse and profiteering.