Filmmaker Sal and singer-songwriter Nancy, children of Vietnamese immigrants, grew up in Vallejo. Producer Truc Nguyen discusses with them what it’s like to wade through the murkiness of ancestral trauma through a queer lens.
Self-proclaimed band geeks, these two defy and embrace their culture through film and music, honoring images like the Aoi dai, a Vietnamese traditional garment, and Buddhist altars. Battling nightmares and night terrors, these two artists talk about the particular challenges of being queer and Vietnamese American.
Sal’s website and movie: https://saltran.me/xanh
Sal’s Film Production Company: https://sunkissedproductions.com/
Nancy’s Music: https://nencitrann.bandcamp.com/releases