Night Passage
98 mins, 2004
Co-directed by Jean-Paul Bourdier, Night Passage is made in homage to Kenji Miyazawa’s 1927 classic novel, Milky Way Railroad. In the original, a young boy is swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way, embarking on a voyage that explores the afterlife. Focusing on friendship and death, Trinh and Bourdier’s version unfolds around the spiritual journey of a young female immigrant, accompanied by her best friend and a young boy. Their long ride on a night train leads them to odd places, in which they, like the viewers, experience the challenge of a "new seeing" through a wealth of artistic means of transformation of our time.

Produced & Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier

Written & Edited by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Production and Lighting Design: Jean-Paul Bourdier

Director of Photography: Kathleen Beeler

Line Producer & Production Manager: Erica Marcus & Rony Gerzberg

Art Director: Brent Kanbayashi

Music: The Construction of Ruins with Greg Goodman, George Cremaschi and Dave Slusser, Yuan Li-Chi, Denice Lee, Joshua Miller, Vernon Bush, Howard Dillon, Luis Saguar