"The Cannon and the Flower" is a documentary on Vietnam's remarkable musical family featuring Thai Thi Lien and her son, concert pianist Dang Thai Son. Madame Lien salvaged a single piano abandoned by the French in Hanoi and co-founded a music conservatory in the wake of the First Indochina War. In1965, as bombs hailed on Hanoi, Dang Thai Son and Madame Lien, his first piano teacher, fled with a piano in tow to the mountains for a decade of dangerous, primitive music education. A few years after the war, Son would be the first Asian to win an international contest, the Chopin International Piano Competition, and rise to international stardom.
The website for the documentary in progress: thecannonandflowermovie.com/