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Screening at the Nelson BC Amnesty International FilmFest 2014!

Catch A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES at the upcoming Nelson BC Amnesty International FilmFest on Friday 7:00 p.m! For more information about the festival and the other films screened, click here.

Watch it online on until September 24th

As a part of our Global Voices broadcast, PBS is making A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES available online in its entirely for the month of September. Please tell your friends.

Back on TV, plus Online Screening & LiveChat

3 years after our PBS premiere, A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES returns to TV this Sunday 8/25 on World Channel, followed by an online screening on Monday 8/26 at 8pm (live chat with Mimi Nguyen and me, hosted by CAAM). With parts of the U.S. hard hit by natural disasters this past year, this poignant story of a community overcoming challenges through faith and resiliency is more relevant than […]

Re-Broadcast on Aug 25th

A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is returning to TV this August for an encore presentation as a part of the Global Voices series on the World Channel, marking the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. WHEN:    Sunday, August 25th, 2013 WHERE:  On World Channel, 10:30pm (check your local listings)

November Screenings

Hi Everyone, Happy Fall everyone! We have a number of screenings this November. You know the drill, take a peek and spread the word:   SANTA CRUZ, CA WHAT: FREE Screening at UC Santa Cruz  WHEN: Wednesday, 11/2 @ 6pm (PST) WHERE: Cervantes and Velasquez Room, Third Floor, Bay Tree Building Screening followed by discussion with director/producer […]

VERSAILLES nominated for an Emmy Award!!

We are proud to announce that A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES has been nominated for an Emmy Award, in the “Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form” category. We are incredibly honored! Check out all the news & documentary Emmy nominees here.

We’re on Comcast On Demand for the month of July!

Hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July holiday. After two years of screening A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, people still approach me and ask, “Where can I see the film?” Today, I have a new answer to that question. Until the end of July, if you have Comcast Cable (a nationwide network), you can watch the film […]

June & July 2011 Updates–We’re headed to New Orleans & Bahrain!

Hi Everyone, We’re starting off the summer strong. Last week, we took part in the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans. And later this month, we are back in New Orleans at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Meeting.   NEW ORLEANS, LA WHAT: Screening/Discussion at the 2011 ALA Annual Meeting presented by the Anthropology and […]

Support the Viet Am fishers; plus AAAS Conference in NOLA

A year has passed since the Gulf Coast oil spill, and the BP claims process continues to delay restitution for Vietnamese American fisherpeople. MQVN CDC is once again leading the charge for justice. You can help by signing their petition for a fair and prompt resolution. To learn more, check out this The New York […]

April 2011 Update – Screening in Bali Plus More!

Hi Folks, It’s been a year and a half since A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES began its festival run. We are thrilled and grateful that the film continues to travel, and new audiences continue to learn about the amazing story of the New Orleans Vietnamese American community for the first time. In March we screened at […]

VERSAILLES named ALA Notable Video

The American Library Association has selected A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES as one of 15 Notable Videos for Adults 2011. The list includes “15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Its purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution […]

January 2011 Update – MLK Day of Service events

Following a brief hiatus over the holiday season, A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is charging full steam ahead into 2011. We are excited to share with you that HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute and the largest volunteer network in the country, has chosen to include our film in their Martin Luther King, […]

November Update

We continue to take A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES on the road, with a couple festival screenings and several others on college campuses in November: ITHACA, NY: WHAT: FREE Screening @ Cornell University WHEN: Saturday 11/6 @ 3:30 p WHERE: Anabel Taylor Hall Auditorium, Cornell University Cornell United Religious Work, the campus interfaith organization, is bringing […]

October update

I wanted to update you on my latest film project commissioned by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) about Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American Congressman. We just began the editing process, and will continue to follow Congressman Cao through the upcoming November election. Look for the film next Spring on PBS, and we’ll of […]

Katrina Five Year Anniversary Update

The five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is upon us and I wanted you to know about the incredible work being done on the Gulf Coast to repair past and current damages. If you haven’t yet visited the sites of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation & Vietnamese American Young Leaders Assn.- New […]