Beautiful Country | 2005
Bui doi--"less than dust"--is a slur aimed at Vietnamese children with American fathers. In 1990, a young "bui doi" escapes Vietnam, endures refugee camp, and survives a brutal ocean crossing and indentured servitude with a human-trafficking ring. Nevertheless, he manages to keep hope, humanity, and a generous spirit alive as he searches for connection with his long-lost family. His quest leads him from Saigon to Malaysia to New York City and, finally, to a remote Texas ranch and a redemptive reunion.