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Daddy Tran: A life in 3-D

  • Siu Ta
  • Siu Ta
  • John Minh Tran
  • Roderick Deogrades

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  • Country:Canada
  • Year:2008
  • Length:47 min
  • Data rate:7.5 MB/min

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Six years ago, 65-year-old photographer Hai Tran fell in love with 3-D photography and is on a mission to share its wonders with as many people as possible. His passion for photography began as a child in Vietnam, continued when he fled with his young family in a small boat with three cameras and a suitcase of photographs, and culminated in Calgary where he eventually opened one of Canada's largest vintage camera stores. Director Siu Ta reveals the history of the family through Hai's wonderful photos as well as intimate and funny stories from his wife and children. Ta captures Hai's ebullience when a moose poses for his camera, his joy as he shows his work to strangers and his sadness as he is forced to close the store. Hai's charisma, volatile personality and love for photography light up this film. In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles - Official Selection, 2008 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.