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Title: Daughter from Danang
Movie ID: VT6224
Movie Number: 6224
Description: 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, placed 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. Daughter from Danang is a riveting drama of longing, identity, and the personal legacy of war.
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Part: 0
Time: 83
Department: Media
Call Number: DS559.8.C53 D38 2004
At LSSU: Y

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