My little Vietnam

Nadege Lobato de Faria



63 min

CAFI in the south of France; a refugee camp for repatriated French people from Indochina. The filmmaker’s Eurasian family arrived here in 1956, after the French defeat in Indochina. This place may be destroyed, although 150 people still live there. The filmmaker returns to this place of memory, in order to recover her Asian culture. She realises that some teenagers live here without knowing their history. Their elders don’t want to relate bad memories to them. Step by step, she seeks to understand Eurasian history and confront herself with her own story, with one question: what will happen to her ancestor’s culture after the destruction of this place? What will she pass on to her children?