STATELESS will be shown in the UK as part of the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival.

Sanford Housing Co-op

Sanford Housing Co-operative presents a series of films on the theme of Statelessness - Exploring Undefined Spaces, as part of the 2014 New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival.

See details of all films in this series.

Sanford Housing Co-operative was the first purpose built housing
co-op to be set up in Britain. As an alternative to the exploitive
nature of private ownership, we are a small community who collectively
manage our own street and gardens.

The co-operative welcomes you to its screening cabin in the South
Garden to explore ideas of STATELESSNESS in association with New Cross
and Deptford Free Film Festival.

Situated on Sanford Walk, New Cross, SE14 6NB (off Sanford Street/Cold Blow Lane). Tel 020 8692 7316.

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Invitation to a Private Screening of Stateless, A Documentary About Vietnamese Boat People

Dear Friends,

We would like to invite you to attend a private screening of the movie Stateless to raise funds for VOICE to resettle the very last group of Vietnamese boat people remaining in Thailand. The event will be held on Saturday, June 1st, at 6 p.m. at the VNCR Meeting Hall located at 14861 Moran St., Westminster, CA 92683.

Stateless is a rare documentary about the Vietnamese boat people in the Philippines being considered for resettlement in the U.S. after waiting for some 15 years in limbo and desperation.  The movie follows the lives of Vietnamese boat people in the Philippines living hopelessly in limbo and being almost forgotten by the world for over a decade. This movie has won several prestigious awards including the Spotlight Award and Audience Choice Award at the Vietnamese International Film Festival even before its official release. Director Nguyn Đc and Producer Nguyn Mai Phương are very generous in allowing this private and exclusive screening to raise funds for VOICE. You can’t watch this movie any where yet, not even in DVD.

VOICE (Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment), under the dedication of Attorney Hoi Trinh, has lobbied tirelessly with many governments to accept this very last group of Vietnamese boat people in Thailand. The Canadian government has finally agreed to accept this group, but on a condition that the Vietnamese community pays for all costs of processing, airfare and resettlement of some 103 people in this group. The processing and airfare cost alone is estimated to be some $250,000.  The Vietnamese community in Canada has graciously agreed to take these boat people into their own homes and pay for their living expenses to comply with the condition set by the Canadian government.  VOICE has accepted the challenges on behalf of these boat people with a hope that Vietnamese communities from all over the world would generously assist the Vietnamese community in Canada in this challenging but emotional endeavor.

The Vietnamese former boat people in the Philippines are again leading the charge in this event to assist their fellow refugees who were in a very similar situation only few years ago. After almost four decades of the Vietnamese boat people saga, the circles of love and compassion have shrunk to a few groups of people still caring for these unfortunate boat people.

Following the movie screening, you’ll have a chance with meet with Director Nguyn Đc, Producer Nguyn Mai Phương to ask them any question you want about the movie. Attorney Trnh Hi will also be on hand from Thailand and the Philippines to report on the status of the processing and advocating for this group of boat people in Thailand.

At the screening, you’ll be asked to make a donation to VOICE to assist in the resettlement of the Vietnamese boat people in Thailand. Feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and loved ones.

Donation checks should be made payable to VOICE and given to the volunteers at the event or mailed to 245 E. Pepper Dr., Long Beach, CA 90807. All donations are taxdeductible. Fore more information about VOICE, go to

If you can attend, please RSVP with any of the following persons
Hào Nguyn, (714) 603-2917; Hc Nguyn,(714) 719-2021; Thng Phan, (714) 589-6043; Lân Quc Nguyn, Esq., (714) 891-1901

Go here for online RSVP.

We look forward to welcoming you at this very special move screening.


STATELESS Premiere, Spotlight Award and Screenings in Spring 2013

Contact Duc H. Nguyen
RHIMP Productions
Phone: 510 593 5395


Irvine, CA – April 3, 2013:  Emmy Award Winner, Duc Nguyen’s new documentary, STATELESS, will premiere at the 2013 Vietnamese International Film Festival and will receive the Spotlight Award at 2pm on April 14, 2013.  UC Irvine. HIB100. For more information go to:

Additionally, the film will screen at this year's San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival on April 28th at 2:45pm at the historic Roxie Theater. 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For more information go to:

STATELESS was also chosen as a finalist for The GRAND JURY AWARD FOR NON-FICTION at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and will screen on May 4th at the Directors' Guild of America. For more information go to:

STATELESS elucidates the story of over 2,000 forgotten Vietnamese refugees who were denied resettlement to the West in the 1980s, as the world fatigued of the plight of Vietnamese Boat People fleeing a repressive Communist Vietnam. In the year of immigration reform, STATELESS gives a rare and poignant glimpse into what it means to live on the fringe of society, stripped of all civil rights.

In 2005, a spark of hope is re-ignited when U.S. immigration officials return to Manila to review the cases of a forgotten group of Vietnamese refugees who spent over 17 years in the Philippines waiting in limbo. They have been living in the Philippines without any legal status, employment or civil rights.  While nervously waiting for judgment day, the STATELESS Vietnamese refugees hang on a thread of hope to find a permanent home.

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Duc Nguyen’s STATELESS tells the story of post-Vietnamese War refugees who never made it to America, who settled illegally in the Philippines, and are preparing to interview with U.S. State Department officials when the immigration department decides to open new cases in 2005. Like a spelling bee movie on steroids, the tension ratchets as the viewer gets to know a selection of Boat People and how they have eked out a living in the fringes of Manila for more than 16 years.
The tone is unflinchingly matter-of-fact and somewhat neutral, with director Nguyen allowing the families and activists that represent them to do the talking. Although establishing shots and background images include fast-moving rowboats, colorful jeepneys, busy street markets and old photos paint a full and energetic picture of life in Manila, one can’t help but hope that the interviewees will make their way to America. Who will make it? What will happen to those who don’t?
--Martin Wong, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Watch trailer online:

Stateless is a production of Right Here In My Pocket Productions: