Archives par mot-clé : Vietnamiens

The boys and girls from Vung Tau, Vietnam – Van Cam Quach

The story of the boys and girls, in the photo taken in Vung Tau Vietnam in 1968, came to Australia as boat people in 1981 and 1983.

The Boat People is the story of the author and her dysfunctional family of three parents and twelve children and the hardship that they experienced living and growing up in a war torn Vietnam, as well as the discrimination they endured under the new communist regime because of their father’s position in the previous Government in the town of Vung Tau. Ten of her siblings only managed to escape Vietnam by boat by working for people smugglers because they couldn’t afford the trip. It describes the journey of a Vietnamese family who came to Australia as refugees and immigrants with limited education.

Ref. : Van Cam Quach, The Boat People. The real story behind a Vietnamese family settling in Australia, Van Publishing, 2011, 142 p.

Source : Book Sources Online

June 24 1979: Vietnamese Boat People – The Price of Freedom

[ndlr] Images rares d’un bateau de réfugiés vietnamiens sur le point de sombrer dans la mer à proximité des côtes malaises. Sauvetage en mer réussi et vue générale des réfugiés sur la plage de Poulo Bidong. [émission 60 Minutes, 1979]

June 24 1979 Vietnamese Boat People – The Price of Freedom

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Réfugiés : STIRN a poulo-bidong

Dans le cadre de la campagne française « aide aux réfugiés », Olivier Stirn, secrétaire d’Etat aux Affaires Etrangères, a rendu visite au camp de réfugiés de l’île de Poulo-Bidong et pour témoigner du soutien de la France aux boat people.- Visite du camp par la délégation.- Interview d’Olivier Stirn sur les conditions de vie deplorables de ce camp.- Visite du bateau « île de lumière » avec le docteur Kouchner.

INA, 2 juillet 1979.

Một Chút Quà Cho Quê Hương – Khánh Ly – Việt Dzũng

 Một Chút Quà Cho Quê Hương – Khánh Ly – Việt Dzũng

Em gởi về cho anh dăm bao thuốc lá
Anh đốt cuộc đời cháy mòn trên ngón tay
Gởi về cho mẹ dăm chiếc kim may
Mẹ may hộ con tim gan quá đọa đầy

Gởi về cho chị dăm ba xấp vải
Chị may áo cưới hay chị may áo tang
Gởi về cho em kẹo bánh thênh thang
Em ăn cho ngọt vì đời nhiều cay đắng

Con gởi về cho cha một manh áo trắng
Cha mặc một lần khi ra pháp trường phơi thây
Gởi về Việt Nam nước mắt đong đầy
Mơ ước một ngày quê hương sẽ thanh bình

Em gởi về cho anh một cây bút máy
Anh vẽ cuộc đời như ước vọng mong manh
Gởi về cho mẹ dăm gói chè xanh
Mẹ pha hộ con nước mắt đã khô cằn

Gởi về cho chị hộp diêm nhóm lửa
Chị đốt cuộc đời trong hoang lạnh mù sương
Gởi về cho em chiếc nhẫn yêu thương
Em bán cho đời tìm đường vượt biên

Con gởi về cho cha vài viên thuốc ngủ
Cha chôn cuộc đời trong trong xứ tù chung thân
Gởi về Việt Nam khúc hát ân cần
Mơ ước yên lành…
trong giấc ngủ…. da…. vàng….

Nhạc Và Lời Việt Dzũng.

Musique et paroles de Viet Dzung, chanson interprêtée par Khanh Ly [extrait de Thuy Nga Paris].

Exposition Boat people – Bateaux de l’exil [du 3 décembre 2009 au 2 mai 2010]

L’exposition présente un problème de société contemporain : l’exode vietnamien de la fin des années 1970. Elle s’appuie sur un témoignage unique et inédit : une authentique embarcation de réfugiés conservée en Bretagne, la seule en France à être étudiée comme un véritable bateau de mémoire du XXe siècle.

Outre la possibilité offerte pour l’exposition dévoquer les Droits de l’Homme, l’humanitaire, l’engagement de la presse dans l’action humanitaire et l’engagement de la Bretagne par le biais de ses marins : de Combrit, de Crozon, de Douarnenez, de Plérin, de Plouarzel… Ce sujet contient toutes les caractéristiques liées aux migrations des réfugiés avec, ici, en particulier, le passage par la mer entre deux terres, le bateau devenant le vecteur de la traversée vers une autre existence.

Visiter le site de l’exposition : Boat people – bateaux de l’exil

Journey from the Fall (Vượt Sóng) [2007]

Inspired by the true sto­ries of Vietnamese refu­gees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon—and those who were forced to stay behind, Journey From The Fall fol­lows one family’s strug­gle for free­dom.

April 30, 1975 marked the end of Vietnam’s two-decade-old civil war and the start of the exodus of hun­dreds of thou­sands of refu­gees. Despite his alle­giance to the top­pled South Vietnamese govern­ment, Long Nguyen (as Long Nguyen) deci­des to remain in Vietnam. Imprisoned in a Communist re-edu­ca­tion camp, he urges his family to make the escape by boat without him. His wife Mai (Diem Lien), son Lai (Nguyen Thai Nguyen) and mother Ba Noi (Kieu Chinh) then embark on the arduous ocean voyage in the hope of rea­ching the U.S. and free­dom. Back in Vietnam, Long suf­fers years of soli­tary confi­ne­ment and hard labor, and finally des­pairs that his family has peri­shed. But news of their suc­cess­ful reset­tle­ment in America ins­pi­res him to make one last des­pe­rate attempt to join them.


Review by Kim Voynar

The American version of the Vietnam War generally ends on April 30, 1975, the day the last of the U.S. troops and diplomats boarded planes and helicopters and left Vietnam. But for many Vietnamese, especially for those who had been loyal to the toppled South Vietnamese government, the fall of Saigon and the takeover of the Communist Viet Cong government was only the beginning of a long, terrible journey. Many of these citizens, loyal to the former government, found themselves incarcerated in Communist « re-education » camps for years. Still more Vietnamese, many of them women and children, fled Vietnam for other Southeast Asian countries or America, and became known as the « boat people. »

Lire la suite / Read more : Blog Moviefone, posted 23/03/2007.


Trailer for Journey from the Fall, directed by Ham Tran

Fiche du film sur Wikipedia

Sea Of Memory – A Vietnamese Boat Refugee Documentary Film – 2011

Sea Of Memory – A Vietnamese Boat Refugee Documentary Film – Ryan Nguyen, 2011.

After the Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975, more than a million people fled the communist ruling by boats to the South China Sea. They faced obstacles such as pirate attacks, violent sea storms, thirst and starvation. Many lives were lost. Those that survived the journey immigrated to non-communist countries around the world. The majority of them found freedom and new life in the United States. My dad was one of them.

Voices of Vietnamese Boat People: Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival [2000]

On April 10, 1975, the Hanoi government of North Vietnam took control over the South. South Vietnamese, particularly « intellectuals » and those thought to have been associated with the previous regime, underwent terrible punishment, persecution and « re-education. » Seeking their freedom, thousands of South Vietnamese took to the sea in rickety boats, often with few supplies, and faced the dangers of nature, pirates, and starvation. While the sea and its danger claimed many lives, those who made it to the refugee camps still faced struggle and hardships in their quest for freedom.

Here are collected the narratives of nineteen men and women who survived the ordeal of escape by sea. Today, they live in the United States as students, professors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and craftspeople who have chosen to tell the stories of their struggles and their triumph. Each narrative is accompanied by a brief biographical note.

Mary Terrell Cargill is an associate professor of English at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh, a native of Vietnam, is an assistant professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where he teaches creative writing.

Réf. : Cargill, Mary Terrell & Huynh, Jade Ngoc Quang, Voices of Vietnamese Boat People: Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival, Jefferson, NC – London, Mc Farland, 2000, 192 p.

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