A Refugee Returns examines the Vietnam War's bitter legacy for one divided family. For many Vietnamese the war remains an open wound. Though Vietnam is now unified, there is still a gulf between the North and the South. So too, many families remain divided by the decisions they made during the war. This is the story of one such family and Hung Le, a Toronto businessman, as he returns to Vietnam for the first time since his escape in 1979. This program comes to us from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.
A Refugee Returns was produced by Thom Rose and Neil Sandell of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Technical Assistance from Kent Hoffman and Laurence Stevenson, with special help from Meredith Levine and Sarah Martin. It originally aired as part of the international documentary exchange series,Crossing Boundaries.
Human Rights Watch
The largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Visit the organization's section all about current human rights issues in Vietnam.
Founded in response to the forced repatriation of tens of thousands of Indochinese refugees in 1979, RI is a Washington-based non-governmental organization serving refugees, displaced persons, and other dispossessed people around the world.
The United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees
The UNHCR provides millions of the world's uprooted peoples with basic necessities in emergencies and seeking long-term solutions, including voluntary return to their homes or beginning afresh in new countries.
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