The children of the Vietnamese Diaspora might have the most interesting relationship with their roots of all the second generations of the major immigrant groups in the United States. They're allowed back to Vietnam, and many of them visit (myself included), but many them feel almost a complete dis ... More >>
Congratulations to Orange County-based film director Ham Tran. Judges at the AZN Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles recently named Tran's Journey from the Fall as the outstanding independent film of 2007. Tran's epic movie follows a fictional Vietnamese family from the day the Communists invade ... More >>
'This article is CRAP. This interview never happened, and falsifying information in that way is wrong for so many reasons. Mickey Mouse is a household name. Its like slandering Jesus; you just dont do it'
Vincent Nguyen just emailed a comment to us from the director of Journey From the Fall, regarding Scott Foundas' review of the film. Director Ham Tran basically touches on the same points everyone else offended by the review did. Tran's comments are here. Our whole online package on the uproar is ... More >>
The following was originally posted March 22
Some readers accuse film critic of racism
'How DARE you call the film phony. This is a war against the Vietnamese community. We will organize a major protest against OC Weekly'
Color Me Kubrick; The Hills Have Eyes II; Into Great Silence; Journey From the Fall; Pride; TMNT; What Love Is
Scanning down the list of Newport Beach Film Festival winners, including those who received their awards Saturday from the Weekly's own Entertainment Sales Manager-With-the-Mostest Kristine Brooks, the overstuffed/undercooked OCW Film Dept. couldn't help but notice how many films they nailed this ye ... More >>
From 2006: Filmmaker Ham Tran brings to life the true South Vietnamese experience