I can't tell you how many people ask me what's it's like to live in Saigon 50 years after the war. So I made this film, six years ago.
It's not very good, but it was a lot of shots I made on my cell phone in 2005. I also wrote and composed the music for this so it's completely YouTube legal.
The film was entered and judged a finalist in the Nokia MobiFilms contest in Asia in 2006. It didn't win a thing. But I thought it was real. A judge at the competition asked me how long it took me to edit the film. I laughed. If you have to ask, you don't know how to do it.
The title "Saigon 182.5" refers to six months in country. That's half a year, as opposed to the half of 360 degrees. Go figure.