A Village Called Versailles

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August 26, 2013
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Video Description

A Village Called Versailles

Tucked away on the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. A Village Called Versailles recounts how the residents successfully fought against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane Katrina struck and subsequently transformed their neighborhood.

54min 22sec


  • Moderator Avatar
    Mike Kwan

    Digital Media Manager at Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

  • Co-Moderator Avatar
    S. Leo Chiang


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    Mimi-Cristien Nguyen


    Mimi-Cristien Nguyen was born and raised in Viet Nam. At the age of 13 she became a boat refugee and resettled in upstate New York. She was recruited to New Orleans right after Katrina to help with the return and rebuild process. She became Legislative Aide for District E in City of New Orleans, the most devastated District from the storm which encompass New Orleans East and the Lower 9th Ward.

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