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Teenager Thieu Thi Tao joined the revolutionary movement protesting the regime of the American-installed President Diem. Arrested for her activities, she spent seven years as a political prisoner in the infamous "tiger cages" where she was beaten, and tortured. When the North Vietnamese took Saigon in 1975, she felt vindicated - her years of imprisonment were a small price to pay for a united Vietnam. Now the head of a shrimp cooperative, Tao confronts a new enemy: greed, corruption and bureaucracy.

 

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