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Operation Babylift

2010-04-23

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 


Panelists include:

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.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Cantor Film Center
Address:
36 East 8th Street, Theater 101
New York, NY 10003 United States
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