Daughter from Danang

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Summary

  • "Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, place the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures."--Container.

Notes

  • American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston.
  • "PBS DVD video"--Container.
  • DVD, Dolby surround stereo.
  • English and Vietnamese dialogue, English subtitles ; Closed-captioned.
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