The experiences of Cath Turner as one of the children from Operation Babylift. I don’t often see my dad get emotional, but I am glad we watched this together.
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Handwritten on the back of the photo, “Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX.” Photo shows the interior of the plane with Vietnamese children, who appear to be all under the age of 1, sleeping in cardboard boxes. The boxes are stapped into the seats. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways.
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I grew up in Little Saigon. Back in 2010, learning about and joining the LGBT contingent in the Tet Parade and marching through the streets of the neighborhood I grew up in was a powerful experience.
Issues of LGBT identity may or may not have had anything directly to do with the three people I knew from high school who committed suicide, but an environment of repression and homophobia is detrimental to everyone, not just queer folks.
Don’t let the Year of the Snake be the year that the community moves backwards.
My Way Home
MY WAY HOME is a documentary film that chronicles a young Hmong - American woman’s journey to reconnect with her past. Born in the jungles of Laos but raised in the United States, twenty-two year old Hmong filmmaker Dao Chang wants to make films about her culture. The only problem is she doesn’t know much about it. Seeking information about the war that changed her family’s destiny and her mother who died in a refugee camp, Dao turns to her father, who protects her from the past. Desperate for answers, Dao travels to Laos in search of an aunt who stayed behind. What she finds is far from what she imagined.