President Ho Chi Minh brings hope to the world
Recognising her contributions, Dominique De Miscault was presented with the medal "For the Development of the Vietnamese Press" in 2005.
To further honour her efforts, an photography exhibition titled "Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam-France Friendship" was opened on May 17 to mark the 116th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh.
On this occasion, a correspondent from Quan Doi Nhan Dan Newspaper interviewed Dominique.
* Dear Ms Dominique, you have organised many exhibitions on Vietnam and its people in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City as well as in France. Which messages did you want to send to everybody?
In spring 1992, I traveled to
All these say that I love
* Why did you choose President Ho Chi Minh for this exhibition?
At first, many special events were related to him. I had to say that his face and figure always shows sensitivity and a virtue that brings hope to the world if people know how to promote it. He oriented people toward freedom.
* It is difficult to organise such an exhibition, especially for a foreigner. What difficulties did you meet when you started implementing your idea?
At first, I could not imagine what to do. It took me several years to prepare for this exhibition. I was encouraged by my friends and colleagues in
What would Uncle Ho think if he visited places which had become historical relics? The sky and houses are still there, but the streets are more crowded and noisy. Many historical relics have been damaged or renamed. However, some have been restored. They are Village de Gaublain where Nguyen Tat Thanh, Phan Van Truong and Phan Chau Trinh lived from July 1919 to July 1921 and Cosain hospital where Nguyen Ai Quoc was treated in September 1920.
The successful exhibition was a great honour for me. Furthermore, it is also a special favour that your country has given to me.
* Do you have any other plans after the exhibition?
If permitted by the Management Board for President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, I will take the exhibition to
I am sure that I will organise some more exhibitions of photos, pictures and arrangements of art on
* Thank you very much