In Families of Vietnam, Anh Thu lives by the Mekong River with her family. She attends school and enjoys spending time with her friends and older brother. Her parents work on their banana and papaya plantation in the morning, then set off on their "boat store," selling groceries to customers out on the river. In Ho Chi Minh City, nine-year-old Thanh Hong goes to school where she studies French, art and reading, and plays games with friends. After school the family enjoys bowling, then Hong does her homework. The next day Thanh Hong enjoys swimming at the community pool and the Vietnamese New Year Tet festivities, including the dragon dancing and fireworks. The Families of the World Series takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family interaction, foods and even celebrations. Join us in our visit to the countryside, cities, communities, schools and homes of two families—from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. This highly acclaimed series has been broadcast on Public Television.
- Producer: Eleanor Marquisee