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Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Mai Thi Kim ... Herself
Heidi Neville-Bub ... Herself

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Miller ... Himself
Tran Tuong Nhu ... Herself
Mabel Neville ... Herself
Don Neville ... Himself
Royce Hughes ... Herself
Wanda Hamlett ... Herself
John Bub ... Himself
Do Huu Vinh ... Himself
Do Trong Tinh ... Himself
Do Thi Thu Hien ... Herself
Do Thi Hong Lien ... Herself
Dinh Dung ... Himself
Kaitlin Neville ... Herself
Jessica Neville ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Lewis ... Herself

Directed by
Gail Dolgin 
Vicente Franco 
 
Produced by
Gail Dolgin .... producer
Sunshine Ludder .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
B. Quincy Griffin 
Hector Perez 
Van-Anh T. Vo 
 
Cinematography by
Vicente Franco 
 
Film Editing by
Kim Roberts 
 
Sound Department
Dan Olmsted .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
James Kenney .... titles & graphics
 
Other crew
Woo Cho .... producer's representative
Tran Tuong Nhu .... consultant
Kenn Rabin .... archival film researcher
 

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USA:83 min
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Heidi Neville-Bub:I guess I have closed the door on them... But I didn't lock the door. It's closed but not locked
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our cultures, 26 April 2005
Author: ehsanm from Canada

I just want to note that, from my view and contrary to what many of the previous posts suggest, Heidi's family did not see her as a dollar sign. The Vietnamese are very straightforward when it comes to money and family. I was most surprised at Heidi's reaction. Someone should have guided her and helped her understand before she met with her family. She should have done some research on the Vietnamese culture as should have her family with western culture. I enjoyed the movie as it portrays how vastly different our cultures are and how we can easily misunderstand each other.

I lived in Vietnam for about 9 months and have been asked for financial help just as Heidi was. I however didn't cry hysterically as I understood why I was being asked. Whenever friends or in-laws asked for money, I jokingly explained that I really could not afford it. Mind you, I was only asked by a few people.. I explained how life is far more expensive in the west and how a westerner could find such a question offensive. In turn they explained to me their reasoning. We didn't make any rash judgments and because of it, we left the incident more aware, experienced, and as friends.

Heidi needed guidance in understanding the difference in cultures because she was obviously not prepared to meet with her family. Based on what I gathered from the movie, growing up, Heidi seemed to have been closed off from the world. I feel that she needs guidance in life and not only in Vietnam. I don't mean to judge her as I could be wrong; I only know what the documentary offered.

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