University of California, Berekley – Fragments: Tìm Tiếng Nước Tôi

Most Outstanding Performance Nomination: University of California, Berekley

Performance name: Fragments: Fragments: Tìm Tiếng Nước Tôi

Performance Choreographer: Culture Show 2017 CORE Team

Divided into two distinct narratives, Fragments: Tìm Tiếng Nước Tôi is a story about Vietnamese refugees and their children after the Vietnam War, after the Fall of Saigon. Following the war, South Vietnam and its people sank into political and emotional turmoil. Many of themstripped of their capital, hope, and identityno longer considered Vietnam to be their home. They faced risks of persecution and reeducation by the North Vietnamese, so they had little choice but to abandon everything they had. They escaped and became refugees. The story first follows protagonist Minh as he navigates across Vietnams vivid state of mayhem to the desired comfort of the United States. 

After having settled in the states for many years, Minh and his partner, Tâm, raise a daughter, An. The story then traces to the very end Ans personal life as she discovers what it means to sacrifice, accept, and reconcilewhat it means to be a child of refugees. 

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