Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam tells the significant yet untold story of the $2 million dollar U.S. initiative that airlifted over 2,500 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country to protect them from the impending threat of the Communist regime. These adoptees grew up facing unique challenges in America, including prejudice overshadowed by a controversial war and cultural identity crisis. Featuring compelling and insightful interviews of the volunteers, parents, and organizations directly involved, the movie takes a contemporary look at Babylift and its relevance to international adoption today. A post-screening panel will discuss Operation Babylift as well as the issues faced by adoptees from Asia. www.thebabylift.com
Tammy Nguyen Lee, Filmmaker, “Operation Babylift”
Jared Rehberg, Associate Producer, “Operation Babylift,” and adoptee participant of Operation Babylift
Marissa Martin, President of Also-Known-As, Inc.
Lili Johnson, NYU Student, Dept of Social & Cultural Analysis, and adoptee from China
Moderated by Laura Chen-Schultz, Deputy Director, A/P/A Institute at NYU
Co-sponsored by Families with Children from China of Greater New York and Also Known As, Inc. Supported by NYU Center for Media, Culture and History/Center for Religion and Media.
Co-sponsored by: Families with Children from China of Greater New York and Also Known As, Inc.