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1.

The Beautiful Country

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Binh has grown up not knowing his parents, an American soldier and a Vietnamese woman. In an effort to find a better life he searches for his mother in Saigon before heading to New York City and later Houston.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Village Called Versailles: Làng Versailles (Vẹc Sai)

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"A documentary about Versailles, a community in eastern New Orleans first settled by Vietnamese refugees. After Hurricane Katrina, Versailles residents impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before most neighborhoods in New Orleans, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. [It] recounts the empowering story of how this group of people, who has already suffered so much in their lifetime, turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Dream in Hanoi

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Vietnamese and American artists join forces to stage Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hanoi. On their journey toward opening night, this spirited film follows them behind the scenes as they wrestle with the obstacles of language, culture, ideology, and a history of war.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Regret to Inform

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In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn took a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
DVD
2000; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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From Hollywood to Hanoi

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Tiana (Du Thi Thanh Nga) was born in Saigon, Vietnam, where her father was Minister of Information for South Vietnam. In 1966 he moved his family to the U.S. and told Tiana she would never see Vietnam again. Against the wishes of many of her family, she did go back. This video is an account of her journey home.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Tale of Love: A Film

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Portraying the Vietnamese immigrant experience through Kieu, A tale of love follows the quest of a woman in love with "Love". The film is loosely inspired by The tale of Kieu, the Vietnamese national poem of love which Vietnamese people see as a mythical biography of their land.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Between Worlds

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This video portraits struggles of recent immigrants to create new lives for themselves in America. It explores over a period of 6 years the lives of several Vietnamese Amerasians and their families who left Vietnam in 1992.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Mai's America

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A spunky Vietnamese teenager named Mai gets the chance of a lifetime, to study in the United States. Expecting Hollywood, she instead lands in rural Mississippi, a crazy quilt of self-proclaimed rednecks, cliquish teenagers, South Vietnamese exiles and transvestite soulmates. As she tries to fit in and to make ends meet, Mai discovers that "America" is both less and far more than she bargained for. From cosmopolitan Hanoi to the heart of the Deep South, Mai's unforgettable journey offers an outsider's glimpse inside America.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Gạo Rang: Riz Grillé

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The story of the North Vietnamese combat cameramen who filmed the Indo-Chinese and Vietnam Wars, and founded Vietnamese cinema. Mai Loc and Khoung Mē, two veterans from the French war, tell of acquiring the first cameras and instruction manuals. Mr. Xuong, a traveling projectionist during both wars, recalls projecting films along the 17th Parallel, and remembers how the public reacted to the films. Tran Van Thuy and Le Man Thich screen some of the material that they shot. They describe the hardship and fear they faced in combat and during American bombings. For all of them, "to make propaganda was obvious." But they also discuss their regrets. Thuy says "If we had had a more critical historical awareness, we could have left much better images." Their films give the impression that ev [...]
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Monterey's Boat People

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Documentary focusing on Asian immigrant workers in the California fishing industry with reference to unfair practices and racial discrimination.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Michʻin Sigan: Mad Minutes

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Documentary film on personal narratives of Vietnamese civilians about the Korean soldiers during Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Rising Above: Women of Vietnam

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A survey of the social and economic progress made by women in Vietnam since, and before, the end of the Vietnamese Conflict in 1975, including sequences showing the participation of women in the Vietnamese Conflict.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Daughter From Danang

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"Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, place the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures."--Container
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Surname Viêt, Given Name Nam

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VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Romper Stomper

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Laserdisc
1994; 1992
Ivy (By Request)