Filmmaking was introduced to Âu Lạc (Vietnam) at the end of 1890s. It began to thrive in 1923 with the first movie co-produced by the French and the Aulacese based on the masterpiece 『The Tale of Kiều』 by literary great Nguyễn Du. Embracing the modern technology of our world's civilization and combining it with a diverse artistic foundation inherent in the country's traditions，Aulacese filmmaking nowadays continues to develop to enhance the nation's cultural landscape.
On Enlightening Entertainment， Supreme Master Television is pleased to introduce different forms of arts from Âu Lạc， as well as from other countries in the world， in order to share the traditional cultures of the peopleson our lovely planet.
The film 『Awakened』 is a Buddhist story about the importance of keeping the precepts and the ephemeral nature of worldly life. Spiritual practitioners，if not strictly abiding by the guidelines，will easily stray off and sink deeply， thus they will fail to complete their noble journey. Yet， sooner or later， everyone will realize that human life is a long dream replete with worries and sorrows. That is when the soul is suddenly awakened to let go of all transient illusions and become determined to find the way back to the true Self and everlasting bliss.
We now invite you to enjoy part 1 of the film 『Awakened，』 screenplay by Venerable Thích Chân Tính. This film will be aired in 3 episodes， with performances by Lân Bích as the Abbot， Thiên Bảo as Monk Tịnh Giác， Ngọc Xuân as the Young Woman， Nguyễn Hậu as the Traditional Doctor， Mai Sơn Lâm as the Lover， Thủy Cúc as the Mother， Trần Lộc as Monk Tịnh Đức， Hùng Anh as Young Monk Tịnh Giác， Ngọc Trâm as Young Woman １， Ngọc Thúy as Young Woman 2， and other artists.