Blush of Fruit

* IDFA First Appearance Competition
* Thessaloniki

* Flinders University Documentary Award - Adelaide Film Festival



Category |Human Interest, Social Issues, Women, Youth
Year | 2012
Country | Australia
Running time | 87’ - 52'
Format | HD
Production | Jakeb Anhvu
Director | Jakeb Anhvu

In a modest three-story home located in the beachside town of Nha Trang in central Vietnam, reside four young expectant mothers. These runaways are given shelter, but in return, they must care for the centre’s 18 orphaned children.

The home’s owner, Tong Phuoc Phuc, has been praised by the country’s Prime Minister for his work as an anti-abortionist and a saviour to ‘fallen’ women and their unwanted children. But there is a darker side to the home’s media-savvy front. Referred to as a ‘business’ by the mothers and their local community, donations continue to pour in, despite evidence of child abuse and profiteering.

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