So Far Away from Vietnam

Director: Laurence Gavron
Country: France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 60 min.
Language: French with English subtitles

The fall of Dien Bien Phu and the Geneva Agreements in 1954 signaled the end of a century of France’s presence in Indochina. In the French army, large numbers of soldiers from the colonies, particularly North Africa and Black Africa, were repatriated to their home countries. Many of the African soldiers had taken Vietnamese wives.