We are in 2014 and Alexandre is finally casting off to become a Traveler-Photographer. While travelling through the mountains of North Vietnam where the Hmong people live, he crosses paths with Duong, a curious little girl who observes the foreign photographer from her doorway.
A photo is born from this meeting which a few years later becomes the cover of a beautiful book. Two years pass before Alexandre, back in the region, finds Duong to offer him his book
“Her eyes sparkled with joy,” marvels the photographer, frustrated at not being able to exchange more, we did not have a common language.”
In 2018, the chance of a report on the tea plantations brings him back on the road to Duong village, he finds again the little girl to whom he brings this time postcards, thus eager to show her the result of a picture of her taken 4 years ago. Curious, Alexandre asks her if she has kept the book he gave her last time. The little girl answers: “My daddy burned it!”