2019 | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 20:24 MIN
NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS
Paul and Millie Cao reunited in California after the war in Vietnam.
Forty years later, they are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.
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2020 – Nominee – Academy Award® Best Documentary Short Subject
2020 – Nominee – News and Documentary Emmy, Outstanding New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture - The New York Times series FROM HERE TO HOME including WALK RUN CHA-CHA
2020 – Winner – Nami (Earth) Award Best Documentary Short - Home Is Distant Shores Film Festival
2019 – Winner – Grand Jury Trống Đồng Award for Best Short - Viet Film Fest
"An epic immigration story"
- The New York Times
"This was a beautiful tribute to new beginnings, second chances, and reinventions."
- NYT Viewer Comment
"Laura Nix’s WALK RUN CHA-CHA is a moving, poignant portrait of two aging refugees who have endured a great deal, and who now face one of life’s biggest challenges: figuring out how to stay in love. Through them, Nix also evokes the textures, tastes, and sounds of Vietnamese refugee life, and mixes them in with everything that is good about the United States. Ultimately, WALK RUN CHA-CHA is an optimistic film about both love and hope—the hope that our country will continue to believe in welcoming strangers from other lands, who in the end are not that strange at all."
- Viet Thanh Nguyen
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of