JOURNEY FROM THE FALL (special showing - from our 5th year)

SHOWTIME: 
FRIDAY, 7/15/2016 6:30 PM

Co-presented by Against The Grain

Language/subtitles: Vietnamese|English
Year: 2006
Running Time: 2h 15min
Director: Ham Tran
Country: Vietnam
Genre: Drama
Premiere Status: N/A

Journey From the Fall traces the story of a family's struggle for survival in the aftermath of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975 to North Vietnam's communist regime. After her husband Long is imprisoned in a North Vietnamese reeducation camp, Mai, her son Lai, and her mother‐in‐law escape Vietnam by boat in the hopes of starting a new life in Southern California. Believing his family is dead, Long gives up in the face of brutal conditions, while Mai struggles to keep her family from crumbling under the pressures of life in a new country. When Long learns his family is alive in America, he is reinvigorated and decides he must join them at any cost.