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Award winning film to be shown at CSUEB before its PBS debut

A Village Called Versailles

"A Village Called Versailles" is about the transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans.

  • May 13, 2010 3:30am

A Village Called Versailles will be shown at Cal State East Bay as part of a collaborative effort between Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Community Cinema.

In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. This documentary by Leo Chiang is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future. It will have its national television broadcast on PBS on May 25th as a part of the Independent Lens series.

View the film on May 20th at 12:00pm in the Diversity Center, located in the New Union.

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