Thao's Library (2015)

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Synopsis

2015, marks fifty years since the first US combat ground forces landed in Vietnam and forty years since the fall of Saigon. The ripple effect of this war continues to rage on today in the life of Thao, Vietnamese woman born the victim of Agent Orange. Halfway around the world a struggling American, Elizabeth, attempts to cope with a bottomless well of depression brought on after the sudden loss of her famed younger sister. Elizabeth happens to be shown a photograph of Thao. The woman appears to have almost no legs and is sitting in her wheelchair outside of her family's shed which houses pig feed, fertilizer, and books. Despite her crippling physical deformities, she has created a library, from donated and scavenged materials, within her family's shed for the children of the village. The photographer who captured the image of Thao asks her, “If you could have anything in the world what would it be?”she replies, “Three hundred dollars, so I can buy more books for the library”.
Genre: Documentary,Drama,Family
Director: Not Available
Cast: Not Available
Release: October 16, 2015