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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Finding the Virgo
Lauren Vuong / USA / Documentary / 2018 / 50 mins 

This story of compassion and gratitude traces the Vuong family's journey from the shores of Vietnam, through their perilous journey at sea and eventually to their resettlement in America. Never forgetting their brush with death, the eldest daughter, Lauren, embarks on a decades-long search for the captain and crew of the LNG Virgo - their rescuers. This is the story of the American Hope and the American Dream. It is a timeless tale of war, desperation, survival, and the serendipitous heroes who embody the best of humanity. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

Post Screen Guest

Lauren Vuong 


Lauren Vuong is a Vietnamese-American refugee and naturalized U.S. citizen.  She attended UC Berkeley where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English Literature.  Lauren earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law and practices in San Francisco, CA.  She is a mother of two and a dedicated advocate for the preservation of Vietnamese American history through the arts and literature.  Finding the Virgo is Lauren's first documentary. 


Connie Young Yu