GIAP’S LAST DAY AT THE IRONING BOARD FACTORY
Directed by Tony Nguyen
In Seymour, Indiana, population 17,000, Giap Thi Nguyen prepares for her final day of work at the last ironing board factory in America. As her American-born son Tony documents this moment, he discovers more about his mother, and where he came from, than he could ever have imagined.
Director Tony Nguyen is scheduled to attend.
Tony Nguyen made his directorial debut with Enforcing The Silence, a 2011 feature documentary about the unsolved murder of Lam Duong, the first Vietnamese American reportedly assassinated in the United States. He co-authored a profile on Lam Duong for 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History (Haymarket Books), a 2012 book that offers a “people’s history” of the individuals who have shaped our country.
Kenneth Eng / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 81 minsMY LIFE IN CHINA is a personal film that takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place. A story of migration is passed down from father to son, retracing the precarious steps risked in search of a better life. This film captures a half-century-old story of Asian immigration and poses present-day questions comparing the long sought-after American Dream, with life in modern-day China. Was the risk worth it? What if he had never left? What was ultimately achieved by immigrating? Director Kenneth Eng and writer/producer Ehren Parks scheduled to attend.