"It's a shame, it's so hard for those who lived in Saigon in the past to find historical films about the Old Saigon they knew and remember. You never know where to look and whether the information scattered around the Internet is reliable or accurate" says Nick Turner, one of the staff members at the newly launched website, DejaVuVietnam.Net.
The recently launched site has released the documentaries Daja Vu Vietnam: Saigon I & II making them available for the first time online.
"Whether you're looking for memories of the sights and sounds of Old French Colonial Saigon from the 1880s through the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s to present day Saigon (now Ho Chi Mien City) the documentaries show it all" says Turner. "The films are unique because they are not focused on only the Vietnam War era, but instead revisit the history of the Old Saigon and Cho Lon areas everyone remembers from French Colonial rule through the Vietnam Era to recent years; and, how the Paris of the Orient has changed over time."
Since release, more films have been added to the Deja Vu Vietnam: Saigon I & II documentary package giving viewers over 9 hours of historical footage. "We plan to add at least one more film each month, including some never before released or seen previously *censored* footage," states Turner.
DejaVuVietnam.Net will be adding more Deja Vu Vietnam documentaries to their database as the producers, Born To Wander Productions and CLOD Studio 33, complete and release them.
For more details and to relive your memories of the Paris of the Orient from French Colonial times to present day Saigon (Ho Chi Mien City), visit http://DejaVuVietnam.Net.