BHS YR 11 ENGLISH Reading and Responding A presentation looking at context. Where is Vietnam? . VIETNAM. Vietnam is a small country in Southeast Asia. It was ruled by the French from 1857 to 1954 .
BHS YR 11 ENGLISHReading and RespondingA presentation looking at context.
Where is Vietnam?
Vietnam is a small country in Southeast Asia. It was ruled by the French from 1857 to 1954.
The Vietnam War began in 1957 and ended in 1975.Vietnam was separated into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was communist, and they wanted to end U.S. support of South Vietnam. North Vietnam wanted to combine the two parts into one country.
VIETNAM’s DARK HISTORY.
IMAGES OF WAR.
Do’s Family fled Vietnam in 1980.
This wasn’t a decision they made lightly.
During the war two of Anh’s uncles had fought beside American and Australian soldiers.
When he war ended in 1975 they, like many others were imprisoned in communist “re-education” camps.
Officially, the Vietnamese government does not consider the reeducation camps prisons, but rather places where individuals could be rehabilitated into society through education and socially consrtuctivelabour.
They were a means of not only imprisoning and punishing the former military officers and government workers from South Vietnam, but it was also a means of indoctrinating and repressing these people.
As many as 1.5-2.5 Million people were imprisoned with no formal trial. 165,000 people died in these camps, due to malnutrition, torture and abuse.
That is roughly the same size as 5x2 of our classroom tables pushed together.
The overwhelming majority of around 4000 people who seek Australia’s protection each year arrive by plane. Asylum seekers arriving by boat constitute a very small proportion of the total and have their claims considered on Christmas Island.
Plane ArrivalsBoat Arrivals
2008–09 84% 16%
2009–10 53% 47%
2010–11 56% 44%
SO WHAT IS A REFUGEE?
The UN says "A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
THE UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The primary role of the UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily.
In 2007 the UNHCR estimated that around the world there were more than 31.7 million refugees and people of concern, in the period 2010-11 Australia’s Humanitarian Program is set at 13,750 places.
The Government says “the size of the refugee program is influenced by a number of factors. “
Class Question: Who is the crrent Minister for Immigration?
Immigration policy in Australia is a highly politicised issue with no easy solutions
All people who enter Australia without a valid visa are held in detention facilities while their claims are assessed, during this time they undergo health, identity and security checks.
This policy has been highly contentious and several changes were made under the Rudd/Gillard governments.
**Anh’sFamily arrived in Australia in 1980. Mandatory detention wasn’t established by the Keating Government until 1992. His family were sent to Malaysia by the German Ship that found them, where they spent 3 months.
During Anh Do’s early years in Sydney his family lived in the inner Western Suburbs, Marrickville and the factory in Newtown
Note: these are not images of Anh Do’s actual home, simply imgaes of factory spaces in Newtown. Since Do’s upbringing, these areas of Sydney have beome more sought after and developed.
Stand up Comedian
Thank God you are here
His film ‘Footy Legends’
‘Anh Does Vietnam’
Dancing with the stars
Deal or No deal