Interview: Kim Thúy

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Kim Thúy Ly Thanh is a Vietnamese-born Canadian writer, whose debut novel Ru won the Governor General’s Award for French-language fiction in 2010. An English edition, translated by Sheila Fischman, was published in 2012. The novel, shortlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2013 First Novel Award, won the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by Cameron Bailey.

[Canada Reads 2015 playlist from CBC]

In a recent interview CPAC’s Esther Bégin chats with Thúy as they look back on key moments in her professional and personal life.

[You can also access the video with simultaneous interpretation on cpac’s website]

Ru, a film adaptation of Thúy’s novel, was directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud and was released in 2023. Here’s the trailer for the film.

Ru is available to buy or rent on AppleTV and most other platforms.

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Jith Paul is an independent filmmaker based in Ottawa. While pursuing a career as a software engineer, he decided to take a detour to follow his passion for film and filmmaking, establishing Treepot Media in 2010.

He is a co-founder of the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival, and editor of the film613 blog.

When he is not busy fighting crime, he coordinates the efforts of an international team of software developers and service providers as the Team Lead for Digital Development at CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel.