Resources

Still from the film Journey from the Fall (source: Slant Magazine)
Journey from the Fall Q&A

Roundtable Facebook Live Q&A with Ham Tran, renowned director of Journey From the Fall, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sympathizer, Jeffrey Chin and Paul Kwo. This discusses the importance of sharing Vietnamese “boat people” stories from the Vietnamese perspective, how to communicate with the older generation as they gradually open up about their past and preserving our heritage

Resettled Spaces Exhibition

Examining ‘Resettled Spaces’ and home-making, this exhibition tells the achievements of An Việt foundation (a centre in Hackney for Vietnamese people including refugees) and the Vietnamese community in the UK.

Kim Thúy on the multi-layered experience of refugees

NPR interview with Kim Thúy, Canadian Vietnamese author of Ru, autobiographical novel in which memories are shuffled back and forth to tell the story of a 10-year-old born in Saigon during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

Vietnamese Mental Health campaign

Please support Vietnamese mental health services.

My review in the Guardian of ‘Whatever Happened to the Boat People’ BBC Documentary
The Vietnamese Boat People podcast

Sharing stories of hope, suffering, resilience and triumph – through the eyes of Vietnamese “Boat People” themselves.

BBC: Vietnam’s New Migrants

Flight from Indochina: the displacement caused by conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

When Vietnamese boat arrivals escalated dramatically in 1979, with more than 54,000 arrivals in June alone, boat ‘pushbacks’ became routine and thousands of Vietnamese may have perished at sea as a result. Read more via the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.