Sundance Stirs Emotions

March 12, 2006

Sundance Stirs Emotions

SALT LAKE CITY — Director Ham Tran’s Journey from the Fall received its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The plight of the post-war Vietnamese was not lost on the mostly non-Asian crowd, which offered a standing ovation.

“I was astounded,” said producer Lam Nguyen, 30. “Usually audiences at film festivals, especially an A-list festival like Sundance, are very jaded. You will get applause, but to get a standing ovation? That was incredible,” he said.

Tran, 31, said: “I can’t believe the audience reacted the way they reacted.” He worked with Lam on the award-winning short film The Anniversary.

The film was produced with money raised from within the Vietnamese American community.

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