The multitude of Vietnamese immigrants after the Vietnam War was due to the new communist government in power. These refugees took to the sea in small boats to seek asylum from various nation states. The Republic’s former ally, the United States, was a popular destination. The wave of refugees would have political, cultural, and economic impact on their new home.
The plan is to use the textual background from the secondary to explain the recordings and photos. I plan on interviewing people, and setting up individual pages for each interview.
The significance of this project is to give the background on how these immigrants and their families came to be here. Most people around the region have been raised up with their own background, not expanding to learn about others. This was set up to show that these immigrants didn’t just simply “show up”. There was a series of events and obstacles and perils to crossing the sea to arrive in a new land. It seeks to give a better look to the term “fresh off the boat”.