Movies visit the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Dust of Life (Poussieres de vie)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:June 13, 1997
Running time:87 minutes
Director:Rachid Bouchareb
Writer:Duyen Anh, Rachid Bouchareb

Description: This drama provides an insightful examination of life in Vietnam following the Vietnamese war. It places special focus upon the fate of Amerasians in a country that values racial purity. Son is half Vietnamese and half African-American. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Son's mother tried to find his father, an officer, so Son could go to America. She cannot find him and Son is taken away by the new regime to live in a work camp in the mountains near Cambodia. There can be no escape from these dread camps. Escape attempts are met with death or torture. Much of the film focuses on Son's attempts to adjust to the harshness of camp life. Son does make some friends in Bob, and a camp instructor. He and Bob befriend Shrimp and together they do escape on a raft with hopes of riding the river into Saigon.~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!