Erin M McCuskey
Feisty filmmaker, photographer, projectionist.
Ly Ta May - a world apart
Women of Ta Phin 5: Ly Ta May - A series of images and tales from Viet Nam.
Ly Ta May is the daughter of Mrs Ly Man May our homestay host in Ta Phin. She no longer lives at home. After marrying Red Dao women are expected to go to live with the husbands family. Ly Ta May never spoke directly to us, she was shy and quietly spoken.
She had come 'home' with her husbands permission. She missed her mother terribly. Just to be in each-others presence, embroidering, watching the village children play brought them an easy familiar joy.
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