"This project is really important, really urgent, and it is an untold story about the Vietnamese boat people and intergenerational issues that the protagonist is facing.”
-Pam Fraser Soloman
THE WAR LESS TRAVELLED
DIRECTED BY LAUREN ANDERS BROWN
WITH TRAN DOAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KARYN BENKENDORFER
If a war happens before you’re born and Agent Orange is still in the pipes poisoning the water today, is the war really over? Following Tran Doan and other Vietnamese-Americans facing their past, we learn the revisionist history of the ‘Resistance War Against America’ that the current generation is left fighting to this day.
Tran Doan, the main contributor is a 32-year-old Vietnamese American woman born after the Vietnam War. Tran is a mental health researcher and doctoral candidate in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Along with Tran and her family, we will explore the history of post-Vietnam War through interviews with Vietnamese American boat refugees, including her mother Thuy Doan and father Thanh Tran, and other important contributors.
The War Less Travelled has been selected as a finalist in the The Whickers Radio & Audio Award 2020.
The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary. They seek to use the generous legacy of their namesake, pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker, to support emerging film and audio documentary-makers in the funding and production of director led programmes.
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