The American War
Justyn Chang & Christopher Park show another side of Vietnam past and present, and the country’s dedication to moving forward into a future of understanding and forgiveness.
Running for Her Life
“I created this documentary to tell my mother’s story of her escape from the Vietnam War,” shares Kinley McCaffrey. This heartfelt narrative of the war, told 40 years later, tells a frightening, hopeful, and very personal story.
Vietnam: A Silenced Nation
A privilege we often take for granted in America, freedom of speech is regulated in Vietnam by the government. Chance Washburn & Ben Kater interview an activist who lives with the risk of being thrown in jail for content he publishes.
Caleb Ullendorff explores the Vietnamese appreciation for mealtime, and the meaning of truly “fresh food”.
Long Haired Warriors
“When the country is at war, even the women must fight”. Lauren Kim researches the history of the female warriors who made up 40% of the war’s regional commanders, and the draft discrimination that women in America face today.
James Kanoff and Nicholas Witham explore the lingering effects of Communism in Vietnam, 50 years after the “misunderstood” war.
Many Vietnamese women cover themselves from head to toe to protect themselves from the sun. Nina Milligan explores this “skin lightening” cultural phenomenon, and the universal dangers, both physical and psychological, of colorism.
In a city of 8 million bikes, Andrew Klein takes a look at how the post-war motor mania has affected the country’s culture and economy.
Cao Dai: The People’s Religion of Vietnam
Founded in Vietnam, this relatively young religion has over 4.4 million devotees. Jakob Klein explores “The Great Faith for the Third Universal Redemption”, and its roots in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.