GIVE ME REFUGE | a film
"Are we safe now?" I ask as a child. Perhaps I mean to ask, instead, "Are we still in exile?" In 1995, we return to Vietnam, in the ever-present tense: a refugee with her Japanese husband, and two bewildered American children. This is our film.
Read more about our story here: https://criticalrefugeestudies.com/resources/blog/on-giving-fire-by-sophia-e-terazawa
The opening and closing scenes are from a "60 Minute" special, documenting the Vietnamese refugee experience, my mother's experience.