diaCRITICS News & Events: January 18, 2018: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Viet nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.
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■ News from the Diaspora
• Massachusetts’ 1st Vietnamese-American lawmaker, Dean Tran, a former refugee, to serve in the Massachusetts Legislature.
• Threats against Vietnamese-American Kelly Marie Tran highlight a fear of women who break sexist stereotypes.
• Vietnamese trafficked victims are being “hidden in plain sight” in nail bars.
■ News from Viet Nam
• Vietnam’s hip-hop queen Suboi on the importance of stamina in the game.
• Mai Khoi, a courageous Vietnamese artist, celebrity, and dissident musician is featured in PEN America.
• Traffic accidents kill over 8,000 people in Vietnam in 2017. View the site’s feature video to see the different dangers that caused these deaths.
• Vietnamese Catholics protest authorities’ interference in the life of their community.
• Vietnam’s garment sector targets $34 bn export in 2018. [Yay! More clothes made in Vietnam and less clothes made in China.]
• Vietnamese-American actress, Hiep Thi Le, of “Heaven & Earth” and other films, dies of cancer at 46. She was also in Timothy Linh Bui’s Green Dragon and Minh Duc Nguyen’s Touch.
• Vietnamese-American filmmaker Stephane Gauger passed away at the age of 47. He was director and writer of Owl and the Sparrow and Sài Gòn Yo!. Last October, He said in an interview:
“I just want to make a good film, which can touch audience’s hearts.”