Directed by Adele Pham

Why do Vietnamese dominate the $8 billion dollar nail salon industry? For mixed-race Vietnamese filmmaker Adele Pham, it is a deeply personal question. Diving into 40 years of Vietnamese American history, Adele confronts her cultural conflicts and discovers her place within the community by peeling back the layers of this niche trade seen by everyone, but known to few.

Co-presented by Friends of Little Sàigòn and Fair Work Center and VEQUE.

Adele Pham, Kelvin Saint Pham will be in attendance for Q&A.

Depiction/Discussion of Death or Dying – including miscarriages, drowning
Identity-Based Prejudice, Abuse, or Harassment – such as racism, homophobia, transphobia, etc
Depiction/Discussion of Sickness or Mental Illness – including depression, anxiety, hospitalization

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Directed by Alexander Humilde

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Directed by Zishun Ning

How can 24-hour workdays exist in the 21st century? In the progressive state of New York, many home attendants–mostly immigrants and women–are forced to work grueling 24-hour shifts taking care of seriously-ill patients, with only half of the pay. These workers band together to demand back pay and to change 24-hour shifts to split shifts, uniting with patients to mount a challenge against this state-sponsored sweatshop.

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