translated as "foreign,” is the name given to thousands
of Vietnamese refugees and their children who have journeyed “home."
Within the film, we traverse notions of origin and belonging by
way of luscious Kodachrome travel footage. Through an intricate
weaving of field recordings and the vivid stories of three Viet-Kieu voices
we "return" to Vietnam. Their culturally fragmented narratives
pose questions relevant to all those who travel. What is it we
are moving toward in this cycle of searching and returning? What
do we bring back with us? What is this need for motion, this pursuit?
The camera too becomes a voice in this cinematic journey, the embodiment
of a question, a kinesthetic quest for the meaning of being and