Vietnamese Boat People Podcast got to sit down with Director Adele Free Pham to talk about her documentary Nailed It --- currently streaming on PBS 'America Reframed'
In every city, state, and strip mall across the U.S., people get their nails done in salons likely owned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs who’ve come to dominate an $8 billion dollar nail economy. It began with 20 refugee women and a chance encounter with famed Alfred Hitchcock actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren. Part of the first wave of war refugees in 1975, the "first 20" Vietnamese manicurists sought a way to support their children and families, unknowingly sparking a cultural phenomenon.
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Video produced by Matt Young mrmatthewyoung.com/