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Southeast Asian film series continues
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Southeast Asian Refugee Film series returns at 6 p.m.
on Thursday with “The Story of Vinh,” in the Historical Museum lobby,
809 E. Southern Ave. (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern
The film features the tale of Vinh Dinh, the abandoned child of a United
States serviceman and a Vietnamese mother, who, speaking no English,
arrives in America to pursue the American Dream.
The Southeast Asian Film Series is being presented as a companion piece
to the exhibit, “A Proud Journey Home: Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese
Communities in Arizona,” currently showing in the Tempe Historical
A moderator will lead a discussion and regional refreshments will be
served. The series is being presented in partnership with Community
Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), an organization whose mission
is to assist refugees in adjusting to their new life in Arizona.
Nov. 9 – “A Refugee and Me,” The documentary of Twai Thongdee, a Burmese
refugee living in Thailand, who searches for a Thai identification card
so he can live and work freely without fear of imprisonment.
Nov. 16 – “Being Hmong Means Being Free,” The documentary of the culture
and traditions of a Hmong refugee community in Wisconsin and the
dramatic changes the community undergoes over the span of a decade.
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