Encounter today’s Vietnam; a country with an emerging global economy, a complex national identity and a Communist Party still holding power. Storm the streets in celebration of the country’s soccer team and discover the ongoing debate over pho, the nation’s favorite dish. You’ll also hear the experiences of refugees, fighters and civilians during the Vietnam War, collected by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen and his students, and see the work of photographer Pipo Nguyen-duy who explores childhood and conflict through his powerful images of children standing in sites destroyed by Agent Orange.
Throughout, Stranger’s Guide: Vietnam will give you a window into a country that’s quickly taking its place on the global stage.
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