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The Next Generation

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Wind & Stars
Filmmaker Sandy Northrop’s production company Web site includes information about VIETNAM: The Next Generation and the people profiled in the film.

PBS: Pete Peterson: Assignment Hanoi
The first program in Sandy Northrop’s Vietnam trilogy, this PBS documentary profiles former Air Force captain Pete Peterson, who returns to Vietnam on a reconciliation mission 31 years after being released as a prisoner of war.

PBS: Vietnam Passage: Journeys from War to Peace
The second program in Northrop’s Vietnam trilogy traces the lives of six men and women who fought for opposing sides during the “American” War, only to discover, decades later, that their lives are deeply connected.

ICOM: Making PBS Documentary About Vietnam
Read an interview with Northrop, in which she talks about filming previous documentaries in Vietnam.

AsiaSource: Interview With David Lamb
This 2002 interview with David Lamb includes a discussion on the filming of Vietnam Passage: A Journey from War to Peace.

Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returns
By David Lamb
(Public Affairs, 2003)
Written by the narrator of VIETNAM: The Next Generation, this book is a portrait of postwar Vietnam, as told from the perspective of a former war correspondent who returns 30 years later, during a time of peace.

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CIA: The World Factbook: Vietnam
View a country map and get facts on Vietnam’s geography, population, economy, government, transnational issues and more.

Vietnam Embassy, Washington, D.C.
The online home for the Vietnam Embassy includes news, links and information on Vietnam’s culture, history and government.

Peace Trees Vietnam
Learn more about this non-governmental organization, which works to help landmine victims, clear unexploded bombs and provide mine awareness education in Quang Tri Province, the home province of Le Thi Phuong in VIETNAM: The Next Generation.

ITVS: BOMBIES
Learn more about the “bombies,” or deadly cluster bombs dropped by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, that still remain in Laos. As in Phuong’s story in VIETNAM: The Next Generation, these bombs continue to kill and maim villagers each day.

TimeAsia: The Kids Are All Right
This 2000 article profiles members of Vietnam’s postwar generation and talks about how younger Vietnamese are looking towards the future.

NPR: All Things Considered: Revisiting Vietnam
What are the legacies, myths and realities of the Vietnam War? Listen to stories and reports from American RadioWorks on the 25th anniversary of the American withdrawal from Saigon.

The New York Times: Making Economic Lifeline of a Wartime Trail
Find out more about the construction of the Ho Chi Minh Highway in this article originally published in The New York Times.

TimeAsia: The Ho Chi Minh Road Rage
Learn about the economic, political and environmental issues surrounding the building of the Ho Chi Minh Highway.

UNICEF: The Growing Problem of Street Kids in Vietnam
This page from UNICEF discusses the influx of children living on the streets of Vietnam’s urban areas, now numbering more than 19,000. Read the story of Tuan, a 14-year-old boy living and working on the streets of Hanoi.

15 May School
Learn more about this free school and vocational training center for poor and disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minh City, as seen in VIETNAM: The Next Generation.

National Congress of Vietnamese Americans
Find out about the growing community of Vietnamese Americans, a population now numbering over 1.3 million, and the NVCA's advocacy programs.

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