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Amateur films


Saïgon, 1967: Gi’s and prostitutes


1965-1972: Saigon in the American era
7 hours - Pathé collection

Owner of the celebrated Continental Hotel in Saigon and an amateur filmmaker, Philippe Franchini filmed Vietnam between 1965 and 1972 .

The pictures in this collection provide new insight into aspects of daily life in Saigon under the American military presence, in particular images of bars and red-light districts showing American soldiers in search of a good time .