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New Behind the Scenes Video!

A new short film shows how the youth in Versailles stepped up to lead after Hurricane Katrina. The video includes Minh Nguyen of VAYLA (Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans) and Mary Tran of MQVN-CDC (Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation):

Pro-bono Vietnamese language legal clinics for oil spill victims this weekend

This is a press release of the pro-bono law clinics for the Vietnamese American fisherfolk impacted by the oil spill. Please note and support the organizations doing this important work at this time of need. VABA-DC Joins Coalition of Non-Profits To Establish Volunteer Law Corps and Hold Pro-Bono Vietnamese-Language Legal Clinics For Oil Spill Disaster […] article details the oil spill’s impact on the Viet Am fisherfolk

Did you know that between 30-50% of the fishermen along the Gulf Coast are South East Asians, especially ethnic Vietnamese? A comprehensive article on today delves into the impact of the oil spill on the Vietnamese American fisherfolks & families on the Gulf Coast, many of whom are from Versailles. Read about how the […]

WXXI Community Screening in Rochester, New York

Mimi Nguyen, subject of A Village Called Versailles, recently participated in a great Community Cinema screening in Rochester, and shared some photos and a note to let us know how it went: “About 30-40 people showed up at the Community Cinema night at WXXI Studio in Rochester, NY to see A Village Called Versailles on […]

PBS Independent Lens Trailer

Catch A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES on Independent Lens, Tuesday May 25th at 10pm. Check out the great trailer they made for the film:

Super Tuesday today & more screenings

Lots to tell you in this email about A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, including our big PBS premiere on Tue, May 25th… that’s a week from now! First, some important news. The BP oil spill has hugely impacted the Southeast Asian/Vietnamese American fishermen, who make up 35-45% of the fishing industry along the Gulf Coast (here […]

Free Community Cinema Screenings in May!

Community Cinema is a a free monthly screening series of Independent Lens films, offered in over 50 cities throughout the U.S. A few Community Cinema events will feature special guests from the film: ROCHESTER, NY Tues. May 18 @ 7pm, WXXI Studios, Mimi Nguyen will attend more details HOUSTON, TX Tues. May 18 @7pm, Rice […]

April Screenings

Take a look at where we’re going this month. Pack your bags, we’re hitting the road! We are also excited to announce our free Community Cinema screenings and panel discussions (presented by ITVS and Independent Lens) begin April 19th in St. Louis, MO and go through May 30th in Washington, DC. Community Cinema is offered […]

VERSAILLES wins the Audience Award at SFIAAFF!

We picked up the audience award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival! Thank you SFIAAFF for three fantastic screenings! Check out the wrap up for the festival, including all of the award announcements!

New Interview by CAAM

Leo is interviewed by the Center for Asian American Media for the SF International Asian American Film Festival.

New Review-Sebastopol Doc Fest

We will be screening at the Sebastopol Doc Film Fest in Northern California Wine Country in a little be more than a week. This great article about the festival, our film, and the film that we will be screening with, Fire on the Water, is in this week’s North Bay Bohemian. Check it out. Our […]

March Screenings

We want to wish you all a happy and prosperous lunar new year! The Spring is going to be a busy time for us, so stay tuned as screenings are getting added daily. Here’s a look at where we’ll be in the month of March: CALIFORNIA: WHAT: Free Public Screening @ Pomona College WHEN: Tues 3/2 […]

Chicago & Philly Screening on Tue

Obviously, we want to first give a shout-out to the Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints!!! With Mardi Gras only a week away, you know the party is not gonna stop for the next 8 days. Back to the business at hand, VERSAILLES will have two university screenings tomorrow Tue 2/9 in Chicago & […]

Three screenings this weekend

If you are in Boston or Lafayatte, LA, you can catch our film this weekend: Fri 1/29 @ 6p: Asian Am Resource Workshop, Boston, MA Sat 1/30 @ 1:15 p: Cinema on the Bayou Film Fest, Lafayette, LA Sun 1/31 @ 1:15 p: Cinema on the Bayou Film Fest, Lafayette, LA We are going to […]