Challenge: A vast majority of the Vietnamese youth lack knowledge of their rich feudal history. They find their past too complicated and hard to remember.
Solution: Using the mythical dragon, both a legendary Vietnamese creature, and the token symbol of Vietnamese feudalism, I offered a more simplified and immersive visual retelling. Cinematic in its appeal, and broken into bite size chapters, these episodes are designed to fuel the curiosity of the Vietnamese youth. The evolution and transformation of the dragon in these retellings, is reflective of the change in perceptions of the Vietnamese people. The art direction for that reason is kept simple, using the traditional styles of black and white shadow puppets paying homage to the vintage iconography of Vietnamese cinema.