In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.
Nominated for a National Emmy® Award.
An Independent Television Service (ITVS) co-production in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Addition funding by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Pacific Pioneer Fund, the Fleishhacker Foundation, & the BAVC Mediamaker Award.
“Lively and uplifting.”
—Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
“A story that bridges oceans and generations alike. The film is not designed to preach, but to inspire…This is a film you cannot afford to miss.”