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Transcript : Vietnamese refugees pay it forward: James Nguyen
Video length: 58 seconds
Urban music plays in the background while a video montage is shown of a dark sky with black windy clouds. The sky opens up to reveal sunlight hidden behind.
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Gold text displays: “Canada’s Humanitarian Tradition” with a red Canadian maple leaf.
A man appears on screen in a kitchen setting.
James Nguyen (Former Refugee): Just think about the generosity of our country, right? In 1986, we were the first country or people that won the Nansen Award, which the United Nations gives out, right, for our generosity in helping the Vietnamese boat refugees. We founded this project called Vietnamese Canadians for Lifeline Syria. It’s under the direction of VOICE Canada. And, so we’ve been inspired, you know. We are boat refugees ourselves. So, this is our way, for my friends and our community, to give back, to help those who are in our similar circumstances to come to Canada to live in this great country of ours.
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