Segments in this Video

Migration to America (03:55)


America's involvement in the Vietnam War sets in motion a wave of South Vietnamese refugees fleeing the Viet Cong beginning in 1975. Many Vietnamese are met with racism in the U.S.

Stories of Flight From Vietnam (05:39)

Several women talk about their ordeals of fleeing Vietnam as children. All experience danger, lack of food and water, long terrifying voyages, and their arrival in the U.S.

Vietnam War Defines People (01:51)

The Vietnam War defines the U.S. soldiers that fought it and the South Vietnamese allies. Both fought on the losing side. Resentment slows down the rebuilding of Vietnam for 20 years.

Vietnamese War Veterans Speak Out (02:42)

Vietnamese War veterans talk about their ordeals as political prisoners after the war. Some are put in Vietnamese prison camps and tortured by the Viet Cong.

American Veteran Speaks Out (03:27)

An American veteran talks about the role of the U.S. in the Vietnam War. He states that South Vietnamese soldiers served mainly as interpreters.

Mutually Beneficial Relationship (04:51)

According to one South Vietnamese veteran, the South Vietnamese took the lead position in the war with over one million soldiers fighting, and it was a mutually beneficial relationship with the U.S.

Losing the War (04:16)

American veterans believe that the Vietnam War was lost because of lack of support in the U.S. The South Vietnamese were holding their own until the U.S. pulled out.

Acceptance and Discrimination (05:14)

After the Viet Cong took over South Vietnam, the South Vietnamese are labeled as Communists, which has lead to discrimination in employment and acceptance in U.S. communities.

War Crimes and Ho Chi Minh (03:25)

An American veteran talks about the negative press the U.S. receives about the Vietnam War. He and others talk about the war crimes committed by the North Vietnamese under Ho Chi Minh.

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The Fall of Saigon and the South Vietnamese Exodus to America

Part of the Series : Vietnamese-Americans
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As communism tightened its grip on what was once South Vietnam, a stream of refugees poured into America. This program uses poignant interviews and archival footage to reveal the fortitude of Vietnamese who faced the gravest hardships in their escape to the U.S. following the fall of Saigon. In addition, Vu-Duc Vuong, of the University of California, Berkeley, and South Vietnamese and American veterans give their firsthand views on the Vietnam War, exploring the factors that led to the elimination of U.S. military and financial support as well as the war’s continuing power to polarize opinion in both the U.S. and Vietnam. (37 minutes)

Length: 38 minutes

Item#: BVL11342

ISBN: 978-1-4213-0638-4

Copyright date: ©2000

Closed Captioned

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