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Hearts and Minds
Part of the Series: Criterion World Documentaries Collection
A courageous and startling film, Peter Davis's landmark documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronts the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources--from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad--Davis constructs a…
Painted Nails - A Vietnamese Salon Worker Fights for Safe Cosmetics
It won't take long to fall in love with the subject of Painted Nails, Van Hoang, a Vietnamese nail salon owner who serves an ethnically diverse group of working class women with acrylic nails and intricate airbrush designs. Through the…
Scent Of Green Papaya
An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Films Festival, THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA is set in 1951 Saigon, where 10 year old Mui (Lu Man San) enters household…
Foreign Letters
Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel, is lonely and homesick. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Trust slowly builds as the two teach each other about life in America. As Ellie and Thuy become…
Chau, Beyond the Lines - A Vietnamese Teenager Follows his Dreams
During the Vietnam War, the United States dropped 20 million gallons of chemicals onto the dense jungles of Vietnam in order to rid the Northern Vietnamese Army of their food and cover. More than 40 years later, Chau, a teenager…
R-Point
Korean soldiers searching for a missing platoon in 1972 Vietnam end up encountering forces that basic training never prepared them for. Giving new meaning to the phrase "the horrors of war," R-Point exists at the goose-flesh-inducing intersection of Apocalypse Now…
Bolinao 52 - The Vietnamese Boat Refugees
Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, millions of refugees took the perilous journey across the South China Sea to find freedom. Many died of drowning or starvation and thirst. Others were lost at sea for days while…
Stateless - Vietnamese Refugees in the Philippines
In 2005, a spark of hope came when the U.S. immigration officials returned to Manila to review the cases of over 2000 Vietnamese refugees who spent over 17 years in the Philippines waiting for resettlement. They have been living in…
Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh
The documentary follows the challenges faced by the groundbreaking and controversial Vietnamese band Dai Lam Linh, while rehearsing and performing in their hometown of Hanoi. It shows how the band came together to create a unique form of popular music,…
Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
"A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot." When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with…
Ageing in Australia - The Immigrant Experience
Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience provides a rare insight into the experiences of older Australians from migrant backgrounds. Capturing people's stories and acknowledging their individual life experiences is key to the provision of culturally inclusive aged care. Giving people…
The Crater: A Vietnam War Story
A very personal story of one man's tour of duty in Vietnam and his obsessive search to locate 42 former enemy soldiers he saw Killed in Action so that their bodies can be returned to their families and their spirits…