Archive for October, 2009

Versailles youth launches oral history project – VAYLA Stories

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Travis Tran

Travis Tran

The Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA-NO) launches the VAYLA Stories website, which is “a youth-led oral history and documentary project to celebrate the lives of New Orleans’s Vietnamese and neighboring communities.” There are currently 11 stories posted. Check out what the young people in Versailles have to say about topics from Vietnam War to growing up in Versai and surviving Katrina.

If you want to find out more about the weekly goings-on in Village de l’Est, don’t forget to check out Tony and Huong’s fun weekly vlogs on the VAYLA home page!

Advancing Justice Conference, Los Angeles 10/29 @ 4p

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

WHAT: Advancing Justice Conference
WHEN: 10/29 @ 4pm
WHERE: The Center at Cathedral Plaza • 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
TICKETS: Open to conference attendees

Q&A with Director S. Leo Chiang and activist Uyen Le.

VERSAILLES wins Audience Award at New Orleans Film Fest!

Friday, October 16th, 2009
Versailles resident Margret Nguyen answers a question at our New Orleans Film Fest screening

Versailles resident Margret Nguyen answers a question at our New Orleans Film Fest screening

A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES has just been awarded the Audience Award for Documentary Feature at the New Orleans Film Festival. Needless to say, we are totally beside ourselves to snag our second award in a week. A big THANK YOU to all the folks who came out to see the film in New Orleans.

Our next stops are the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu (screening tomorrow–Sat 10/17 @ 8:15 pm & Tue 10/20 @ noon) as well as the San Diego Asian Film Fest (Sun 10/18 @ 12:10pm & Wed 10/28 @ 3 pm). Please tell your friends and family to come out and check out our film. Don’t forget to come up and say hi afterward.

VERSAILLES named “Best Documentary” at Philly AAFF

Monday, October 5th, 2009

We are thrilled to announce that A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is named BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Philadelphia Asian Am Film Fest, which is coming up this weekend! Our director, Leo Chiang, will attend the screening this Saturday 10/10 @ 7 pm at the Asian Arts Initiative. Hope to see you there.

A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES @ Philadelphia Asian Am Film Fest
WHEN:   Saturday 10/10 @ 7 pm
WHERE: Asian Arts Initiative • 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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