Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory

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icon movementMovement: Asian Pacific America

Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory

  1. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Giap's Last Day
In 1975, a pregnant Vietnamese refugee, Giap, escapes Saigon in a boat and finds herself working on an assembly line in Seymour, Ind. Thirty-five years later, her aspiring filmmaker son Tony decides to document her final day of work at the last ironing board factory in America. The half-hour film explores the refugee experience, the communication gulf between parent and child, and how racism shapes the Asian-American experience, offering insight into the hardships of assimilation. Director Tony Nguyen is scheduled to be present. (HD Presentation)