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"Welcome to the New World Order: AIDS in Vietnam" (2000; 90mins; no longer in circulatio) is a feature-length experimental documentary about the AIDS epidemic in Vietnam in the late 1990s as the country went through the dramatic economic changes known as "doi moi": the liberalization of the economy led to massive disruptions in daily life as cities exploded in size with millions of migrants--many displaced farmers--from the countryside as farmland was de-facto privatized and consolidated among fewer landholders. Against this social and economic backdrop the AIDS epidemic was unfolding as well. "Welcome to the New World Order" shows not only the ravages of the epidemic, and some of the government's heavy-handed policies, but also the openings that the response to the epidemic permitted for new forms of social life and individual expression.
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