Fundraising Campaign

Campaign expired on Dec 30, 2012

The Cannon and the Flower is raising $100,000 to launch the project. This will help support costs in the first phase of our production, including: sending the team to Montreal and Vietnam to interview Madame Lien and Dang Thai Son, and visit the key story locations; collect the assets needed to create the story (archival photos and footage, historical information, interviews with others who figure in this story); script development; and build out the animated illustrations for the historic context.

About The Cannon and the Flower

The documentary tells the story of renowned concert pianist Dang Thai Son and his mother, Thai Thi Lien (Madame Lien), and about a passion for music that transcended all odds. They are known in Vietnam as the first family of classical music.

Together, Dang Thai Son and Madame Lien overcame incredible obstacles to their very survival. Beyond a Vietnam War story, The Cannon and the Flower is a tale of the triumph of art over forces of violence and deprivation.

The Cannon and the Flower will bring their story to American audiences for the first time.

Team Member Profiles

  • Paul Haaga
    May 30, 2012
  • CUC & HUAN NGUYEN
    May 26, 2012
  • Philip and Susan Nix
    May 24, 2012
  • Hung and Mai Nguyen
    May 24, 2012
  • Hiroshi and Kyoko Oguri
    May 21, 2012
  • Naomi Silber and Janna Doherty
    May 21, 2012
  • Eleanor Lloyd Dees Foundation
    May 21, 2012
  • Carolyn Benvenuti
    May 21, 2012
  • Ayke Agus
    May 21, 2012
  • Mariko Kahn
    May 21, 2012
  • Juhn Maing
    May 18, 2012
  • harvey and ellen knell
    May 18, 2012
  • Hanne & Alex Culick
    May 16, 2012
  • Sacha Pfeiffer
    May 13, 2012
  • Christine Sisley
    May 13, 2012
  • Michael & Chaulinh Mai
    May 12, 2012
  • Michael & Chaulinh Mai
    May 12, 2012
  • Anonymous
    May 12, 2012
  • Andy Tran
    May 11, 2012
  • Andy Tran
    May 11, 2012
  • Hoabinh Lemunzer
    May 11, 2012
  • France Meindl
    May 11, 2012
  • Barbara Steinwedell
    May 11, 2012
  • Cheryl Bode and Robin Colman
    May 11, 2012
  • duyanh ton
    May 11, 2012
  • duyanh ton
    May 11, 2012
  • Ngoc Minh Tran
    May 11, 2012
  • Son Truong
    May 10, 2012
  • Thanh Hoang Cung
    May 10, 2012
  • duyanh ton
    May 10, 2012
  • Hoang H. Nguyen
    May 10, 2012
  • Sue Bienkowski
    May 9, 2012
  • Marek Szpakiewicz
    May 9, 2012
  • Keiko Mori
    May 9, 2012
  • Sherry Winn
    May 8, 2012
  • Geraldine Keeling
    May 8, 2012
  • D'Arcy Sloane
    May 7, 2012
  • David Chang
    May 6, 2012
  • Colleen May and Kerry Burrows
    May 4, 2012
  • Sid and Betsey Tyler
    May 4, 2012
  • Gretel Stephens
    May 4, 2012
  • Nguyen Nguyen
    May 1, 2012
  • Frederica Culick
    May 1, 2012
  • Anonymous
    Apr 30, 2012
  • Kim Mitchell
    Apr 25, 2012
  • Anonymous
    Apr 25, 2012
  • Frederica Culick
    Apr 10, 2012
  • Margaret Leonard
    Oct 26, 2012
  • David Chang
    Jun 26, 2012
  • Cheryl Bode and Robin Colman
    Jun 26, 2012
  • France Meindl
    Jun 26, 2012
  • Thanh Hoang Cung
    Jun 26, 2012
  • Son Truong
    Jun 26, 2012
  • Frederica Culick
    Jun 26, 2012
  • Donna Meyers and Roberta Hunter
    Jun 26, 2012
  • Frederica Culick
    Jun 26, 2012