Discussion of the film, "Enforcing the Silence"

Discussion following screening of "Enforcing the Silence," on February 21, 2013 at UCLA

ENFORCING THE SILENCE explores how the Vietnam War continues in America through the tragic story of Lam Duong, the first Vietnamese reportedly to be assassinated in the U.S.

Q&A with Director Tony Nguyen and Nhu-Ngoc Ong, formerly General Editor of Vien Dong Daily and currently Publisher/Editor of Viet Tide Weekly.

Other discussion panelists were:

          - Professor Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo, UCLA Department of Asian Languages & Cultures

          - Ms. Phi Su, Graduate Student, UCLA Department of Sociology

Tony Nguyen made his directorial debut with ENFORCING THE SILENCE, a feature documentary about the unsolved murder of Lam Duong, a young Vietnamese American activist. Tony co-authored a profile on Lam Duong for 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, a new book in the tradition of Howard Zinn for middle school students. He is currently in post-production on GIAP AND THE LAST IRONING BOARD FACTORY, a quirky, personal film about the mother-son relationship and the last standing ironing board factory in America.

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Duration: 01:11:43

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013