Reconstructing an Exodus History;
Flight routes from camps and of ODP cases
This map represents the forced migration of South Vietnamese refugees by plane in Asia and through the Orderly Departure Program to locations all over the world thirty-five years ago. In one comprehensive summary, it shows how Vietnam’s people and culture fanned out across the globe after the War.
To map out the trajectories, Chung combined interviews, archival research,andthe history of commercial carriers’ pathways and capacities. While the result documents a previously unexamined phenomenon, its historiographic function never supersedes its status as a work of art. The laboriously and delicately embroidered global escape routes that stretch across oceans evoke the migrants’ poignant and tenuous real-life journeys