Two Hollywood stars, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, paid a visit to the ‘Moment of Resurrection’ exhibition at Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi on Friday afternoon.
The management board of the relic site confirmed the visit later on the same day, after sharing images of the surprising stopover on its Facebook page.
McConaughey, who won the Best Actor prizes at the 2014 Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for his role as Ron Woodroof in the drama ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, and Oscar candidate Harrelson were accompanied by an American delegation led by U.S. representative Dean Phillips.
|Woody Harrelson visits the ‘Moment of Resurrection’ exhibition at Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi, March 10, 2023. Photo: Hoa Lo Prison Relic|
Phillips and the delegation are on a visit to Vietnam for personal reasons related to his deceased father, who fought and died in the Vietnam battlefield.
The ‘Moment of Resurrection’ exhibition, which was opened on Friday morning, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the liberation of revolutionary soldiers imprisoned by the U.S.-backed regime in the south (1973-2023) and the 48th anniversary of the reunification of Vietnam (April 30, 1975).
It is open to the public in the courtyard of the Hoa Lo Prison Relic Site on Hoa Lo Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
|An American delegation led by U.S. representative Dean Phillips (who wears a black cap) pose for a photo at Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi, March 10, 2023. Photo: Hoa Lo Prison Relic|
The exhibits tell stories about the revolutionary lives of Vietnamese patriots who were imprisoned and some of them died in jails across the country during the U.S. war before 1975 and recall the historical moments of the victorious days.
A talkshow featuring historical witnesses and a pageant recreating scenes from history are scheduled to take place on March 16 and 21, respectively.
|Visitors watch exhibits at the ‘Moment of Resurrection’ exhibition at Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi, March 10, 2023. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre|
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