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Directed by Thanh Tan

Cast: Aneelah Afzali, Dede Tran, Frishta Attayee, Ghulam, Laurie Reyman, Linh Ly Peters, Mohammad, My-Linh Thai, Nam Loc Nguyen, Navid Hamidi, Terry Tran, Thanh Tan


Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

The fall of Saigon in 1975 and Kabul in 2021 have resulted in the displacement of millions of families, forcing them to flee their homes in search of refuge. “Refuge After War,” directed by Thanh Tan, offers a poignant and intimate look at the experiences of Vietnamese and Afghan refugees who sought asylum in the United States. Through their stories, the series highlights the power, complexities, and challenges of the refugee experience, and serves as a reminder of America’s ongoing failure to learn from its past mistakes.

Writer: Thanh Tan, David Wulzen
Producer: Shannen Ortale, Thanh Tan
Executive Producer: Sarah Menzies
Director of Photography: Bryce Yukio Adolphson
Editor: David Wulzen
Production Designer: Charlie Siddons
Sound Designer: Charlie Siddons


R3: Refuge After War Conversation

The screening of Refuge After War will be followed by a panel discussion that will delve deeper into the root causes of the Afghan refugee crisis and its resonance with the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

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