Versailles, New Orleans is home to the densest ethnic Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. For over 30 years, its residents lived a quiet existence on the edge of New Orleans. But then came Hurricane Katrina, the immense garbage piles, and the shocking discovery of a toxic landfill planned in their neighborhood.
S. Leo Chiang's documentary about this resilient community's struggle for environmental and social justice will be shown on Monday, May 24rd at 7:00pm in the coffeehouse as part of the PBS and ITVS Independent Lens Community Cinema program and in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Watch as they fight back, turning a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance to build a better future.
Co-sponsored by DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.