Sunday, December 9, 2007

David Ngo

Jackie Bong Wright entered a beauty contest and won. She was 64 years old at the time. Her story is more than just about a beauty pageant for seniors--it's about a woman who was displaced by war and started up a new life in a new land. At its heart, her story represents the Vietnamese community and the realization of the American dream.

David Ngo grabbed a video camera and documented her story. The documentary, "The Queen from Virginia: The Jackie Bong Wright Story" screened at a few film festivals including the VC Film Festival where it won the Best Documentary Feature in 2006. The doc is now available on DVD at

David talks about "The Queen from Virginia"

David talks about the Second Wave of Vietnamese American filmmakers


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Stephanie Jo said...

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