April 23, 2004
At the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 many Vietnamese citizens find themselves living as refugees in California’s Camp Pendleton. The refugees must struggle to cope with the loss of their homeland while striving to adapt to a new life in America. One of the refugees befriends a U.S. soldier who is the camp’s cook. The cook helps the young man come out of his shell and acclimate to his new life. Other refugees sort out past relationships, find love, or repair shattered lives.