Award-winning author and noted news commentator Andrew Lam just let me know of the release of his PBS program on journeying home to Vietnam in 2002. Many of us left in haste and going back is always difficult, sometimes shocking. But as a Saigon cab driver told me a couple of weeks ago, "Sister, the more times you return, the better it will be." And he’s not just talking about improving my Vietnamese!
Andrew is a very considerate, insightful, thoughtful person with lots of observations and analysis that spans many of our experiences — whether we’re Vietnamese or not.
Peruse his story and video diary at this site:
PBS website – about Andrew’s story and the series, the links are to a video diary
A documentary style program is accessible via this page:
YouTube links – click on one of the links to access a sement
Andrew’s work is included in this PBS program on identity, race and ethnicity because it was among the select winners of the America, My Home multimedia essay contest.
After viewing the materials, feel free to comment here and I’ll get Andrew to weigh in!