Nimble Fingers

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The Nimble fingers ‘ poster created by Andrea Aronica OddCitizen is printable. Drawing are ispired by workers’ draws and animated by Luigi Ricca e Nguyễn Quỳnh Phương . In the poster “Quarto Stato” has ispired also the homonymous OST created by Alessandro Filippucci ed Eugenio Vatta, part of OST manged also by Pham Thi Hue e Zezi Gruppo Operaio.

Nimble fingers belong to the Vietnamese women who work in factories owned by some of the most popular electronic brands. 
Bay is one of the thousands of young migrant workers. She comes from a remote Muong village on the highlands of Northern Vietnam. Now she lives, with the other workers, in a Hanoi suburb, a district developed around one of the biggest industrial production sites in the world.

These workers’ life strictly follows the rules of the great Industrial Park of Than Long. Every single woman is apparently following a stereotype of tireless work and obedience to keep up with the pace of industrial production. They tell us about their work using some drawings that are going to be animated.

Step by step the movie reveals the bases upon which the productive chain is built: the conditions in which the young workers are into, the tight control and the difficulties on the workplace. 
Behind the apparent perfection of these workers, we can see dreams and fears of a 22 years old working girl through the eyes of Bay.

She comes back to her native village during Tet’s festivity, the most important time of the year for Vietnam: it represents the opportunity to draw conclusions and make decisions. Returning to the countryside is the occasion for Bay to think about her condition. She comes to see a detachment between her life as an industrial worker and her origins.

This detachment is the symbol of a bigger transformation which belongs not only to Bay, but to her whole generation. They all live the passage from the rural life to the industrial exploitation of the city. This new awareness, makes Bay search for a new road in which she can fulfills her dreams.


  1. Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival – Best Mid-length Documentary -(Frankfurt, 22 September 2018)
  2. Terra di Tutti Film Festival – Premio Storie di giovani invisibili – (Bologna, 9 October 2018)
  3. Roma Cinema Doc (Roma) – Vincitore Best Italian Documentary November 2017;
  4. Sole Luna Film Festival – Audience Award (Treviso 13 September 2018);
  5. Via Emilia Doc Fest – Menzione Speciale (Modena, 10 November 2018);
  6. Premio Gavioli – Finalista; (Brescia, December 2017);
  7. Muestra de Antropologia Visual de Madrid – Mención Especial Mejor Documental Antropológico (Madrid, 24 November 2018);
  8. On The Road Film Festival – Special Mention (Roma, 1 December 2018);
  9. On The Road Film Festival – Audience Award (Roma, 1 December 2018);
  10. Prospectiva Brio Festival – Menzione Speciale (Montesarchio (BN), 30 November 2018);
  11. Visual Fest Roma3 – Special Mention Scientific Committee – (Roma, 13 Dicembre 2018);
  12. Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival – Best Director – (Moscow, 25 November 2018);
  13. Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnografico MICE – Best Film – (Santiago de Compostela 31 March 2019);
  14. Napoli Film Festival – Premio (Napoli, 25 September 2019);
  15. Take Me to Church – Menzione Speciale – (Napoli, 17 Dicembre 2022)

Official Selections

  1. Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Madrid (Spagna); – Pre Première (4 December 2017);
  2. Ecozine Film FestivalInaugurazione Sección Première – (Zaragoza, 11 May 2018)
  3. 24º Arcipelago Film Festival – (Roma, 10 December 2017);
  4. The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival – (Lund, 18 March 2018);
  5. 28º Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina (Milano); (20 March 2018);
  6. FIFEQ Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Quebec (30 March 2018);
  7. Low Cost Film Festival – (Barcelona, 6 April 2018);
  8. CARE International Film Awards – (New York, 14 April 2018);
  9. Workers Unite! Film Festival (New York 9 May 2018);
  10. Ouchy Film Awards (Lausanne, Swizerland);
  11. Phoenix Film Festival – (Melbourne);
  12. Rassegna I giovedi dei diritti umani (Salerno, 30 May 2018);
  13. Ischia Film Festival (Ischia, 4 July 2018);
  14. Sole Luna Film Festival – (Palermo 5 Luglio 2018);
  15. Suburbinale (Groß-Enzersdorf Wien, 16 September 2018);
  16. Jahorina Film Festival – (Pale, Sarajevo 28 September 2018);
  17. Festival Internazionale del Cinema dei Diritti Umani a Cremona – Proiezione Speciale (8, October 2018);
  18. Jogja Netpac Asian Film Festival – (Yogyakarta, 28 November 2018);
  19. Motosolidale Festival dei Diritti – (Pavia, 29 November 2018);
  20. Laceno d’oro – Fuori Concorso (Avellino, 4 December 2018);
  21. 20th Madurai Film Festival – (Madurai, 9 December 2018);
  22. Moscow Indie Film Festival – Nomination Best Man Filmmaker (Moscow, 2019);
  23. Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival – (Benevento, 2019)
  24. Visioni Italiane – (Bologna, 27 February 2019);
  25. 14ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnografico  (Santiago de Compostela, 25 May 2019);
  26. 8ª Mostra Ecofalante Cinema Ambiental – (São Paulo, June 2019);
  27. Working Title Film Festival – (Vicenza, 3 October 2019);
  28. Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival – (Taiwan, 4 October 2019);
  29. Etnovideográfica – (Zamora, 8 November 2019);
  30. Ethnocineca – Nominee Excellence in Visual Anthropology (Vienna, 7 May 2020);
  31. EASA 2020 – 16th Biennial Conference – (Lisboa, 24 July 2020);
  32. Job Film Days – Event Festival –  (Torino, 21 September 2020);
  33. Etnofilm ČADCA IFF – Official Selection (Čadca, 25 October 2020);


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