Friday Feature: Oh, Saigon (2007)

Oh SaigonThanks to Miriam Kasaika, IRC Seattle, for sharing this week’s Friday Feature.

I recently watched “Oh, Saigon” on Netflix. The documentary tells the story of the last family to be airlifted out of Saigon on the last civilian helicopter during the Vietnam War in 1975. Amidst the chaos of that day, one of the siblings is separated from the family and left in the war torn city as the rest are moved to a refugee camp in Arkansas then finally resettled in Louisville, KY.

The film touches on their experience as refugees and the struggles they continue to face 25 years after resettlement. The film also documents the family returning to Vietnam for the first time and the bittersweet reunion with relatives.

Here’s more about the film on IMDB.

(Every Friday we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)

 

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