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The Resource All points of the compass, directed by Judy Rymer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

All points of the compass, directed by Judy Rymer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Label
All points of the compass
Title
All points of the compass
Statement of responsibility
directed by Judy Rymer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tran Van Lam had the ill-fated destiny to be foreign minister of South Vietnam during the devastating war with the North. He was a patriot, committed to seeing his country emerge from its colonial history. He was also the father of nine children, who with his wife formed a seemingly privileged family, which dined together, had vacations at the beach, learned musical instruments, and were instilled with their Vietnamese identity. As the war intensified, he and his wife made provisions for the children to leave the country. The nine children were dispersed to Australia, France, the U.S. and Scotland. The hope was that they would be educated abroad and bring their talents back to their native country. That was not to be. Tran VanLam was betrayed by the United States, his ally against the North. While he was a delegate to the Paris peace talks, Henry Kissinger secretly arranged the pull out with the North. Fortunate to be airlifted out at the fall of Saigon, he and his wife finally emigrated to Australia with one small bag, where they ultimately opened a coffee shop. The adult children, now in mid -career with families of their own, speak poignantly about their experience of dislocation.They each longed to be re-united as a family and had to struggle to forge a new identity in a foreign land. They were all deeply affected by their father s expectations to become accomplished and"give back." Each one feels "multicultural." All Points of the Compass is at once a gripping portrait of the "immigrant experience" and a new perspective on the American role in the Vietnam War
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rymer, Judy
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
general
Label
All points of the compass, directed by Judy Rymer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630931
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630931/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210343
  • (OCoLC)747796161
Video recording format
other
Label
All points of the compass, directed by Judy Rymer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630931
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630931/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210343
  • (OCoLC)747796161
Video recording format
other

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