Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thuy Linh: Making Peace with the Censors

Thuy Linh shares with us a look into how filmmaker, Charlie Nguyen, makes peace with the censors by toning down the violence in order to...

Thuy Linh: If you like action, fight the good fight

 Thuy Linh gives us an in-depth review of several Vietnamese filmmakers and their approach to making action films- what holds the stories together, what...

Coming Out, Coming Home—Thao P. Nguyen’s ‘Fortunate Daughter’

Recently diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill attended Thao P. Nguyen's "one-dyke" tragicomedy show Fortunate Daughter at the intimate Impact Theater in Berkeley, where...

Dao Strom: This is Why.

This is the wound we came out of. § More than three decades later, we say the war is over, lives are better now, we are safe, and we consider ourselves healed. We tell ourselves by now we “should” be healed.

August 2013 News and Events

August 2013 news and events updates relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for our second subscriber drive. We’re looking for...

Cataclysm, an origin tale, by Dao Strom

+++ Beginnings are cataclysmic. The birth event, the crossing, the passage across the now-new threshold—all involve something upheaved, abandoned, wrought or obliterated in their wake. A...