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1.

Công Binh: La Longue Nuit Indochinoise

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"What do you do when war leaves your factories without workers? You steal the young men from your colonies, like France did during World War II. In the age of imperialism, a colony was a reservoir, not only a source of raw materials, but also of manpower. The oldest or youngest sons of families from Indochina (present-day Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) with three or more children were forced to go to work in France. These young men who were shipped off to Europe like animals were called Công Binh. Miraculously, some of them are still alive, now elegant monuments of old age. Their offspring gather around them as they talk about their hardships, because their story is seldom told. Their suffering has never been acknowledged, in either the colonial or post-colonial era. And once they were [...]
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Surname Viêt, Given Name Nam

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Trinh T. Minh-ha's film looks at the many faces of culture of Vietnamese women as seen in staged interviews, dance footage, and manipulated archival images. Also questions the politics of interviewing and the problems of translation in filmmaking.
DVD
2005; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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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, placed 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.
DVD
2004
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)
5.

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)
6.

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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People's War

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Documentary filmed by The Newsreel in North Vietnam in July-August 1969 presenting the Vietnam Conflict from the viewpoint of the North Vietnamese.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
8.

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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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)
10.

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)
11.

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)
12.

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)
13.

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)
14.

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)
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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)
16.
Can

Can

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"Can Truong, a war refugee who was among the millions of boat people who fled Vietnam in the 1970's, was a model student, aspiring to become a doctor, when he was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. After years of unsuccessfully trying conventional medical treatments for his mental illnesses, Can becomes involved in the mental health consumer movement, a social and political effort by people labeled with mental illnesses who believe in recovery through self-determination and peer support. Inspired by his peers, he embarks on a healing journey of a different kind -- trying to reconcile cultural differences with his very traditional Confucian father and attempts to make sense of his childhood wounds. He serves as a volunteer on numerous mental health organizations that prom [...]
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Surname Viêt, Given Name Nam

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VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)