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Minh - A Vietnamese

Minh, a Vietnamese refugee, talks of adapting to life in a new country.
Series : Our Multicultural Society Series 2 | Episode : 6 | Year : 1979 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Jan Sharp
Director : Nick Torrens |
Quang Minh-Truong (Minh) standing on railway platform speaking to his small daughter in Vietnamese. CU interview with Minh explaining his struggles. Minh and daughter running along platform to greet relatives arrived by train. VS Minh lighting incense and performing New Year ritual with family. CUs Minh handing red money envelopes to children. Zoom to jet plane flying over houses. VS children in yard, son watering seedlings, young daughter on swing. VS mother harvesting produce from vegetable garden. VS Minh in the early morning, making tea, brushing hair and eating breakfast with wife. VS wife working in David Jones laundry pressing clothes. VS Minh working in machining factory. VS Minh on street in traffic and children walking home from school. CU interview with Minh expressing his thoughts and hopes. VS Minh and wife receiving Vietnamese visitors and serving tea. GS cutting open watermelon to applause as part of New Year ritual. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148185 | 10 mins 8 secs | 1970s | Australia, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |