Nailed It

Courtesy of Third World Newsreel.


Directed by Adele Free Pham. USA 2017. English and Vietnamese with English subtitles. 59 min.

In any strip mall in the United States, there is bound to be a Vietnamese nail salon. While ubiquitous in cities across the country, few Americans know the history behind the salons and the twenty Vietnamese refugee women who, in 1975, sparked a multibillion dollar industry that supports their community to this day. Weaving powerful stories with insightful interviews, Nailed It captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga born of tragedy, charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes, and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on today’s multiethnic $8 billion-dollar nail industry.

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MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
Castellano Playhouse
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