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The Resource Precious Cargo : Vietnamese adoptees discover their past, directed & co-produced by Janet Gardner, Co-produced by Phạm, Quổc Thái, (electronic resource)

Precious Cargo : Vietnamese adoptees discover their past, directed & co-produced by Janet Gardner, Co-produced by Phạm, Quổc Thái, (electronic resource)

Label
Precious Cargo : Vietnamese adoptees discover their past
Title
Precious Cargo
Title remainder
Vietnamese adoptees discover their past
Statement of responsibility
directed & co-produced by Janet Gardner, Co-produced by Phạm, Quổc Thái
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, one of its last acts was the dramatic transport of 2,800 South Vietnamese children into American homes almost overnight. This film reveals the complex story of Operation Babylift. For the military it seemed like a final act of redemption; to the Hanoi government, a propaganda ploy; and for most Americans, a final compassionate gesture in a war they wanted to forget. Those least able to forget are the babies -- now in their mid-20s to early 30s. A small group of them met each other for the first time, bonded, and journeyed back to Vietnam. Raised in relative affluence, they confront the overcrowding and poverty as well as the beauty and culture of their homeland, wrestling with their identity and complex feelings of loss and gratitude, connection and detachment. Seeking clues to their past, none blame their mothers for giving them up for adoption, understanding how dangerous Vietnam was at the time. The program includes an exclusive interview with the pilot and chief flight nurse of the first flight which tragically crashed shortly after takeoff, casting a shadow over Operation Babylift. Also featured are the pioneering adoptive parents of the 1970s who embraced these biracial and sometimes handicapped children as their own. They began a movement that has grown to redefine the American family. A closed captioned version is available on vhs only. Please specify when ordering Produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Awards note
  • Chicago International Film Festival, 2002
  • CINE Gold Eagle Award, 2002
  • CINE Special Jury Award for News, Features and Public Affairs, 2002
  • Sigma Delta Chi Award, the society of Professional Journalists, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Gardner, Janet
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Phạm, Thái Quổc
Runtime
57
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  • Adopted children
  • Adopted children
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
general
Label
Precious Cargo : Vietnamese adoptees discover their past, directed & co-produced by Janet Gardner, Co-produced by Phạm, Quổc Thái, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642920
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1642920/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 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) a209949
  • (OCoLC)747797527
Video recording format
other
Label
Precious Cargo : Vietnamese adoptees discover their past, directed & co-produced by Janet Gardner, Co-produced by Phạm, Quổc Thái, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642920
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1642920/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 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) a209949
  • (OCoLC)747797527
Video recording format
other

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