This film about a Lao immigrant’s life growing up in Brooklyn has received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature. Laos is making a big impact on Hollywood this year.

FILM SYNOPSIS

The life of Laotian immigrant Thavisouk Phrasavath serves as a metaphor for the far-reaching repercussions that are still felt from America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. When his family suffered persecution following the U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia as a result of his father’s work for the CIA, Phrasavath’s mother fled with eight of her ten children to a life of poverty in Brooklyn.

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