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The Journey of Vaan Nguyen

Directed by: Duki Dror
86 Minutes, 2005

In her painful blog, Vaan Nguyen unfolds the absurdities of her life as an Israeli-born Vietnamese. Her father was one of the many “boat-people” who fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and one of the few who found asylum in the “Land of the Jews.” Now, when the time has come to go back home, they return to Vietnam, hoping they can reclaim their confiscated lands. Their journey becomes a parable on loss of identity and the fate of refugees.


Director: Duki Dror

Producer: Yael Shavit

Cast: Vaan Nguyen

Cinematographer: Philippe Bellaiche

Writer: Violet Shitzer