Against The Grain is excited to co-present with our community partner the 15th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) Journey from the Fall, a film by Vietnamese Director, Writer and Editor Ham Tran, on Saturday, July 23rd, from from 6:30 to 8:45 pm, at Angelika Film Center – Dallas, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane. Join the ATG team to watch this poignant film that traces the story of a family’s struggle for survival in the aftermath of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975 to North Vietnam’s communist regime.
Another film by Han Tran Bitcoin Heist will also be shown on Sunday, July 17th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. We encourage you to peruse this year’s schedule to enjoy all the movies being shown at AFFD. See you then!
From the film’s website:
“Inspired by the true stories of Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon—and those who were forced to stay behind, Journey From The Fall follows one family’s struggle for freedom.
“April 30, 1975 marked the end of Vietnam’s two-decade-old civil war and the start of the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Despite his allegiance to the toppled South Vietnamese government, Long Nguyen (as Long Nguyen) decides to remain in Vietnam. Imprisoned in a Communist re-education camp, he urges his family to make the escape by boat without him. His wife Mai (Diem Lien), son Lai (Nguyen Thai Nguyen) and mother Ba Noi (Kieu Chinh) then embark on the arduous ocean voyage in the hope of reaching the U.S. and freedom.
“Back in Vietnam, Long suffers years of solitary confinement and hard labor, and finally despairs that his family has perished. But news of their successful resettlement in America inspires him to make one last desperate attempt to join them.”