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Kickstarter Campaign for Tony Nguyen's Documentary 'Giap and the Last Ironing Board Factory'

With eight days left to go in his Kickstarter campaign, Tony Nguyen, whose debut documentary Enforcing the Silence explored the murder of a Vietnamese American community organizer, is seeking support for his next documentary, Giap and the Last Ironing Board Factory. According to his Kickstarter page, this documentary takes Tony back to his hometown of Seymour, IN, where he "captures his mother Giap’s last day at the factory and attempts to reconcile an unknown past in this quirky and deeply personal film that explores parental love and the refugee experience in small town America."

 

Tony hopes to reach his budget goal of $10,000 to cover final post-production costs and distribution expenses, including footage and music rights, master tapes, DVDs, festival fees,
and marketing. Please check out his Kickstarter page and make a pledge if you can. 

[Full disclosure: Hyphen's features editor Momo Chang was co-producer of Enforcing the Silence].

 

About The Author

Terry K Park

California-born, Utah-raised, and New York-refined, Terry K. Park is a Provost Dissertation Fellow and PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. He has taught courses in Asian American media, history, theater and 1950s Cold War American culture at UC Davis, Hunter College, and San Quentin State Prison. As a former performance artist, his off-Broadway solo show, 38th Parallels, premiered in New York City with the Pan Asian Repertory Theater.

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