Oh Saigon PDF Print E-mail

Directed by Doan Hoang



An extraordinary story from the Vietnam War, this documentary follows the path of a young Vietnamese-American woman traveling through America and Vietnam uncovering a secret family past as she interviews her father and his brothers. The filmmaker, Doan Hoang, was airlifted on the last helicopter out of Saigon with her parents and brother as they watched their city go up in flames, leaving behind many of her relatives, including her sister, and their family's entire way of life. Oh Saigon explores the consequences of split-second choices, and how a war lives on inside people long after the fighting stops. Yet, we also see indomitable will and spirit of humans and their ability to face adversity, recover and change.

Official Selection

2007 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival