A Hand Up - New Documentary

 The new short documentary film, A Hand Up, documents how Vietnamese Americans have become the dominant force in the nail salon industry. Written and directed by San Diego freelance reporter Jody Hammond, it includes excerpts from Dat Phan's comedy routine, and an interview with actress Teppi Hedren. Twenty-five minutes long, A Hand Up was a hit at the San Diego Asian Film Festival last October.

Copies of the film are available for $25 from: Rob Amato, 8070 La Jolla Shores Drive, PMB 265, La Jolla, CA 92037.

The Southeast Asian Archive has a copy of A Hand Up, which currently is being cataloged.