Vietnam Initiative Project video wins award in festival

Katie Plotkin

The Vietnam Initiative Project’s video, “My Aunt Kim,” was named a Short Film Official Selection in the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival Oct. 3-4.

The video also received the Audience Award at the Fifth Annual Awareness Festival Sept. 11-21. The Awareness Festival’s goal is to make as many people conscious of problems in the world by screening various types of videos and spreading awareness across a wide audience.

The video is about Kiva, a non-profit that loans money to entrepreneurs in low-income countries.

“[We submitted the video] to get the word out about microfinance and our project,” Vietnam Initiative Project founder Raymond Chung ’15 said.

Project members held a fundraiser called Aunt Kim’s Birthday Gift. Students gave several small loans.