A brief encounter with the young children of the downstream Mekong river, who have lived on boats all their lives.

About Mai Huyen Chi

A writer by trade, Chi Mai only had her directorial debut with the short documentary film “Down The Stream”. Within 10 days, the short garnered around 2 million views across channels and a great deal of media coverage as well as public appraisal.

Aside from this, Chi has worked as a writer fluent in both Vietnamese and English. She has been a script writer in many commercials, talk shows, corporate videos, and short films, published as a reporter in multiple publications, and as a photographer in the non-fiction photo book “It’s A Living: Life & Work in Vietnam Today”.

Director’s Statement

Capturing a brief encounter with young stateless boat children in Mekong Delta, the film shines speckles of light onto their little known world and dreams.