Boise State’s unique relationship with Vietnam dates back to 1994, when the university partnered with the National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi to establish Vietnam’s first-ever MBA program. We to Me, a cultural documentary produced by alumnus Jade Chase, takes viewers on a vivid journey of Vietnam and examines the many misunderstandings that occur between the country’s generations.
Chase is a graduate of the Executive MBA program and owner of local agency 18Ninety Creative. We to Me has been accepted in more than 15 film festivals worldwide, receiving several first-place awards. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Boise State community is invited to stream the film in its entirety for free as part of Chicago’s Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival – one of two national screenings. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the production team. Register for the free viewing here.
From hunger to war to prosperity, Chase used profiles from The Bridge Generation of Vietnam: Spanning Wartime to Boomtime – which was co-authored by Boise State professor Nancy Napier and alumnus Dau Thuy Ha – as influences for the project.
Boise State’s Executive MBA program provides its participants a one-week international residency in Hanoi to gain a first-hand understanding of the managerial, political and cultural issues that influence and drive international business. Additionally, a 2+2 program recently was launched in collaboration with the NEU that encourages Vietnamese students to study for two years in Hanoi and two years in Boise, receiving degrees from both the NEU and Boise State.