Jackfruit: Keeping my grandmother in memory & shaping my own (hi)story
What needed to be preserved was not the memory of war, but the memory of resilience.
Qui Nguyen, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ and a Southeast Asian Moment
For me, it was also letting me be able to give my personal touch, as a Vietnamese American, who desperately wanted to see a hero like this for my kids.
The Ho Truth
For a reality series, HBO’s "House of Ho" is bad at fitting into the confines of its genre. Then again, the Hos are bad at fitting into the confines of stereotypes.
Film Review: Monsoon by Hong Khaou
Hong Khaou’s new film Monsoon is a poetic, and at times, frustrating ballad that tells the story of a life in-between, coloured by multiple homes, identities and stories left untold.
A Deep Gulf: Q&A with Filmmaker Tim Tsai on His Documentary, “Seadrift”
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A tragedy is at the the center of Tim Tsai's documentary about a small coastal Texan town. It's a tragedy of a life lost, a divided community, and of how some Vietnamese refugees were never able to make a home in Seadrift, Texas.
New Wave: A Conversation with Filmmaker Elizabeth Ai On Her Documentary
Wherever new wave was playing was a safe space. They knew they could congregate with other young Vietnamese, and momentarily escape pressures from home, their past trauma, and just be whatever version of themselves they wanted to be.