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— by Thao Nguyen: In 2015, my band was invited to perform in Vietnam. I was thrilled to bring my mom with me. I had never been; it was her first time back in 43 years after fleeing the war. My friend Todd Krolczyk, a documentary filmmaker, joined us with his DP, Michael Lockridge. I am truly grateful for what they captured: my mother’s lightness and vibrance, the thrumming city and country scapes, a long-hoped-for homecoming and heartbreakingly hospitable first-time meetings…

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