September 17, 2014

Daughter From Danang

In 1977, "Operation Baby Lift" brought hundreds of children, orphaned by the Vietnam conflict, to the United States.

But some of the older children could talk and as they formed relationships with their US adopted parents, they told the truth: they were, often, not orphans at all, but simply children who had been scooped up by Americans to be raised by "better" families.

This film is from PBS and tells the story of a woman who was old enough, when Operation Baby Lift took her from home, to remember the truth. But her trip back to Vietnam to meet her mother is upsetting to both her and the viewer.

Click the image to watch the movie. It's 1:20:06.

Daughter From Danang