Daughter from Danang
2002, Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco, USA, 83 min.
- Fri, Apr 27th 4:30pm
- Tue, May 1st 6:00pm
"Beautifully directed and edited...DAUGHTER FROM DANANG is that rare documentary that incorporates so much of human experience - drama, conflict, tears and surprise - that it transcends the normal divisions between fiction and nonfiction film."-Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
This haunting, double-edged documentary tells of a Vietnamese adoptee's successful quest for the birth mother who relinquished her in 1975, at age seven, to the U.S. government's infamous "Operation Babylift." Heidi (aka Hiep), raised in Tennessee to be "101% American," is virtually smothered by the maternal love she dreamed of for so long, but she is unprepared for her newfound family's readiness to foreclose on the debt of filial obligation they bluntly claim she owes. In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)
Tuesday lecture by Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago