MOTHER TONGUE, FATHERLAND - (TIENG ME TREN DAT CHA)

National Museum of American History - October 16, 2005 - 3:00 PM

Filmmaker in Attendance

Community Sponsors: East West Mortgage and Boat People SOS

Cost: FREE
Ticket Code: 1016B
MOTHER TONGUE, FATHERLAND
Documentary Feature
Director:
Cuong Simon Phan
Format:
Video
Running Time:
83
Abandoned by their American fathers and considered second-class citizens of Vietnam, Amerasians have struggled with a fractured sense of identity and community. Many of them have been forced into the fringes of a society that has denied them opportunities for education, employment, and community. This documentary profiles the lives of several Amerasians who were brought to reside in the United States by the Amerasian Homecoming Act of 1991. They represent the living casualties of a war that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and just as many births to Vietnamese women by American soldiers.
Vietnamese w/E.S.

Taipei 101: A Travelogue of Symptoms
Documentary Short
Director:
James T. Hong
Format:
Video
Running Time:
23
Part video diary and part political commentary: an Asian American filmmaker returns to Taipei after 10 years and finds a city teeming with all things American, from the seemingly endless passings of Asian female and Caucasian male couples, to Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world.