Employed Identity

When the city of Saigon fell in April of 1975, many Vietnamese refugees would leave their homes in search for a better future aboard. Four decades later, some of the children of these refugees have returned to Vietnam in order to pursue their passions in an emerging entertainment industry. Navigating through complex identities and generational histories, these are their stories, their Employed Identity. The series is directed by Bao Nguyen and supported by CAAM with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Click on the pictures or link below to watch the short videos on PBS:

Duong Khach Linh
proves that music truly is a universal language.

Director Ham Tran shows why Vietnam is one of the fastest growing film markets in Asia.


Producer Jenni Trang Le discovers her stride in Vietnam through film, food, and love.

Witness the rise of Kathy Uyen from Bay Area emerging actor to international star.


Linda Mai Phung shares her experience creating a bridge in the Vietnamese fashion world.