Global Voices : Mai's America (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Sociology  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

"Mai's America" follows a Vietnamese exchange student through her senior year at a Mississippi high school. Included: how her expectations of life in the U.S. deviate from the reality; her new friends, who consist of two "popular" girls and a cross-dressing gay man.

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Americanization, cultural-identity, culture-shock, exchange-student, homeland, ideals, self-identity, Vietnam