Posted by BJN on Jun 23, 2018

W elcome to Meeting No. 141 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38

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Maria Tran

Maria Tran is an Australian-born Vietnamese actress, martial artist, producer, writer and director. She is known for developing the martial arts action film genre in Australia via the Asian diaspora communities of Western Sydney through her shorts such as Hit Girls, Gaffa, Enter The Dojo; her contributions on Australian television; Maximum Choppage and movies outside of Australia; Roger Corman's Fist of the Dragon, Death Mist and Vietnamese action blockbuster Tracer. Tran is pivotal to the creative development of the Australian Vietnamese film movement that challenges gender stereotypes and the exploration of "female action". 

President's Message
I hope all of you living in south-eastern Australia are coping with the cold. It's time to envy Carol, Pete and Sophanit (North Queensland, Hi Chi Minh City and Cambodia).
Four members attended the District Changeover in Traralgon last Sunday as well as one partner. We also received a special mention in the District Governor's presentation. Well done!


Remember that the club changeover is approaching (8 July, 12.30pm, online) and we still expect to have an annual report available for all members before the day. 




Deanne S.

President 2017-18


This week's meeting material 
Join a Rotary Fellowship 
We need to embrace conflict - Maria Tran

We’re usually taught to avoid conflict, but what happens if we embrace it? By better understanding the stories of her refugee parents and through learning martial arts, actor and screen fight coordinator Maria Tran describes why she believes we need to embrace conflict.

Maria Tran is a martial artist, actor, filmmaker & screen fight coordinator. With a background in psychology, filmmaking and working as an artist across culturally diverse communities she went on to making international action blockbusters such as “Fist of the Dragon” & Death Mist” in China and “Tracer” in Vietnam.

In 2016, Tran worked on Jackie Chan’s “Bleeding Steel” movie filmed in Sydney before heading on Warner Bros shark movie “MEG” in New Zealand. Her recent projects include ABC iview Hong Kong police homage “Tiger Cops” and completing her documentary “Quest for Jackie Chan!”.

Maria Tran was nominated and won the Breakout Female Action Star (Feature Film Category) at the 2016 Action on Film International Festival for her role “Zhen” in Roger Corman’s Fist of the Dragon.

Brian Norris
Website Manager
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