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My Journey Home Armando Pena Andrew Lam Faith Adiele
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Video Diary
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Andrew Lam

Video Diary

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December 17, 2002:
Andrew attends the Saigon premiere of "The Quiet American," a movie about the Vietnam war. (3:55)
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December 17, 2002:
Andrew is struck by how much Vietnam has changed since his first trip back in 1991. (3:10)
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December 18, 2002:
Andrew talks about how much Saigon has grown since his childhood. (12:17)
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December 18, 2002:
Andrew talks about his visit to the Tay Ninh province, and his great-grandfather's tomb. Tay Ninh is the home of Cao Dai, a sect that was an early attempt to globalize world religions. (10:09)
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December 21, 2002:
Andrew decides that he is more comfortable doing his video diary entries as conversations rather than talking directly to the camera. He talks to the film crew about meeting his cousins, who stayed behind to care for their ailing mother when the rest of the family fled after the fall of Saigon. (10:39)
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December 21, 2002:
Andrew continues his discussion about his cousin Lili, who stayed behind when most of the family fled Vietnam. Despite her suffering in the 30 years since, Lili is still deeply tied to the ideal of family. (15:08)
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December 26, 2002:
Andrew talks about entering his family's old house in Da Lat for the first time in thirty years, and seeing his best friend from childhood again. (5:57)
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December 28, 2002:
Andrew talks about visiting his uncle, To Hai, who fought with the Viet Cong during the war and was a respected musician, and who now lives in poverty in Nha Trang. (11:50)
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