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Language: English
Category: Movie / Documentary
Original Title: The Love Market
Director: Shalom Almond
Writers: Shalom Almond
Released: 2009
Budget: AUD 60,000
Duration: 52min
Video type: Movie
In the highlands of North Vietnam lies the remote town of Sapa, home to a mosaic of colorful hill tribes. Sapa opened to tourism in the late 1990's and now roughly 200 hill tribe girls aged 7 - 18 years live independently on the streets of Sapa to sell embroidery. A few years ago Australian film maker Shalom Almond visited Sapa as a tourist and became friends with four Hmong girls. The girls are savvy, street smart and dream of life beyond selling souvenirs. But how will these young girls survive the leap from remote tribal culture to 21st century Asia? Over the next three years Shalom returns to Vietnam with her camera to find out.
Credited cast:
Shalom Almond Shalom Almond - Herself

The film was the winner of the Best Documentary Award at the St Kilda Film Festival in 2009.

The film received Official Selection to the Vietnamese International Film Festival in 2009.

The film was the winner of two awards at the St Kilda Film Festival in 2009. They were for the Best Documentary Award and the IF Audience Award.

The film received Official Selection to the San Diego Asian Film Festival in 2009.

The film was the winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the South Australian Screen Awards.

The film received Official Selection to the Australian Film Festival in London, England in 2010.

The film received two Australian Film Institute award nominations in 2009. These were for Best Documentary (under one hour) and Best Director in a Documentary.

The film was nominated in the Best Director in a Documentary category at the IF Awards in 2010.

The film was the winner of the IF Audience Award at the St Kilda Film Festival in 2009

Director Shalom Almond's later documentary film, 'My Long Neck' (2014), also filmed in Asia, but in Thailand.