Cà Phê Ấm featuring Fighting for Family by Lan Nguyen - Film World Premiere & Discussion

Thursday, November 21st | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

UCLA W.G. Young Hall — Room 76


The Vietnamese Student Union, Asian Pacific Coalition, and Asian American Studies Center at UCLA are proud to present Cà Phê Ấm, a night of arts and culture meant to highlight the work of Vietnamese artists and filmmakers. This event will feature the WORLD PREMIERE of the film Fighting for Family directed by UCLA Asian American Studies MA, Lan Nguyen!

Join us for a night of learning and community building as we delve into the issue of Southeast Asian deportation and its impacts on families and communities. In addition, there will also be a virtual Q&A with the family featured in our film! Reception to follow.

Fighting for Family is a story about family separation caused by deportation. The film captures the love story between a young family who faces countless challenges, yet continues to be hopeful, resilient, and joyful. The film discusses the U.S. imperialist war machine and the intergenerational harm that it inflicts, from refugee flight to the school to prison to deportation pipeline, but also highlights the power of resilience and community resistance.