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A view inside Vietnam: Rolf Jensen films

Published March 21. 2013 4:00AM

"Street Vendors" is the collective name given to three short films made by Rolf Jensen, a professor of ecomomics at Connecticut College in New London. The works explore a form of migration in Vietnam wherein rural women leave their families to spend weeks at a time in Hanoi as roving vendors.

Jensen, who frequently accompanies students to Vietnam as part of the college's SATA program (Study Away/Teach Away), made the films for the Vietnam Women's Museum in Hanoi. The films illustrate the resolve of thousands who balance familial obligations with the Hanoi trips - which provide money for survival.

"Street Vendors" will be shown Monday in the college's Charles E. Shain Library. Jensen will be on hand to answer questions.

- RICK KOSTER

"Street Vendors,"

4:15 p.m. Monday, Charles Chu Reading Room, Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London; free; (860) 447-1911.

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