The Art of Nom

The Art of Nom

Perna Content has completed much of the filming for a half hour-long documentary called The Art of Nom. We are seeking financial and production partners to complete this film.

The Art of Nom explores an ancient Vietnamese script now nearly extinct and five artists scholars and artists known as Zen’ei. Zen’ei’s art is inspired by the ancient beauty, heritage and emotion found in Nom characters. The film also examines Vietnam’s culture, history, customs, and the social impact of rapid modernization in a changing world.

The film follows Zen’ei through research and exploration that takes them far off the beaten path. They enter secret libraries of ancient Buddhist pagodas to examine original Nom scripture and woodblocks have been preserved through the centuries. Led by renowned artist Le Quoc Viet, Zenei are avant-garde calligraphers forging a new path of merging of contemporary visual expression with a nearly extinct script. Zenei elevates both art and history to a new level of experience.

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