Movie “Operation Babylift”

From reader Stacy, a link to the documentary Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam, directed by Tammy Nguyen Lee.

From their website:

"Operation Babylift" was a $2 million dollar US initiative that
airlifted over 2,000 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country to
protect them from the impending threat of the Communist Regime. Coined
by some as "one of the most humanitarian efforts in history," it was
also plagued by lawsuits and political turmoil. Even with the best
intentions, these adoptees grew up facing a unique set of challenges in
America, including prejudice overshadowed by a controversial war and
cultural identity crisis. Now, over thirty years later, this
documentary takes a candid look at a significant yet untold event as
seen through the eyes of the volunteers, parents, and organizations
directly involved, as well as uncovers the "lost" stories of the the
adoptees and who they have become as adults. This documentary is not
just a a historical piece, but gives a contemporary voice and
perspective on international adoption today through the eyes of the
adoptees themselves.

Read Vietnamese adoptees thoughts about Operation Babylift here, here and here.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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