Discussion of the film, "Enforcing the Silence"

Discussion following screening of "Enforcing the Silence," on February 21, 2013 at UCLA

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Duration: 01:11:43

ENFORCING THE SILENCE explores how the Vietnam War continues in America through the tragic story of Lam Duong, the first Vietnamese reportedly to be assassinated in the U.S.

Q&A with Director Tony Nguyen and Nhu-Ngoc Ong, formerly General Editor of Vien Dong Daily and currently Publisher/Editor of Viet Tide Weekly.

Other discussion panelists were:

          - Professor Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo, UCLA Department of Asian Languages & Cultures

          - Ms. Phi Su, Graduate Student, UCLA Department of Sociology

Tony Nguyen made his directorial debut with ENFORCING THE SILENCE, a feature documentary about the unsolved murder of Lam Duong, a young Vietnamese American activist. Tony co-authored a profile on Lam Duong for 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, a new book in the tradition of Howard Zinn for middle school students. He is currently in post-production on GIAP AND THE LAST IRONING BOARD FACTORY, a quirky, personal film about the mother-son relationship and the last standing ironing board factory in America.

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013