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Vespa Adventures in Vietnam

Posted on 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM in What We're Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

The traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) strikes me as organized chaos. Vespa motorbikes weave around pedestrians and dodge oncoming vehicles, exhibiting the confidence that comes from experience. Otherwise, I’d characterize it as insanity. Subio, a musician in Saigon, says the best approach for a pedestrian trying to cross the street is to “just do it,” and expect the Vespas will find a way around you. This is a distinct form of social trust. Sometimes, looking both ways before crossing the street is a futile effort.

Courtesy of CNN

About David Conover:

David Conover, a long-term partner of O.A.T. and Grand Circle, is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

Enjoy the singular experience of dodging Ho Chi Minh City’s traffic when you join O.A.T. for Ancient Kingdoms: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.

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