A Return to Vietnam and Reflections on a Divisive War
This week marks 35 years since the end of the conflict in Vietnam. Throughout the week, we’ve talked to authors, a photographer who covered the war, and Vietnamese-Americans who recently returned to their country of birth.
Andrew Lam, an editor at New America Media, left Vietnam with his family in 1975 when he was 11 years old. He talks to Hari Sreenivasan from his home — now in San Francisco — about a recent return visit and his observations about the growing gap between the rich and the poor:
Lam was one of the people featured in Fred de Sam Lazaro’s report about blossoming business opportunities in Vietnam and the return of many Vietnamese-Americans to their homeland: