As thousands of refugees pour into the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta the first Vietnamese community in Australia is born. But it’s not long before problems arise.
The family structure so important in Vietnamese culture has been obliterated by the War. The security of this life gone, young refugees find a sense of belonging through criminal gangs. A lost generation is born onto the streets of Cabramatta.
Australia is simply not ready to cope with this huge influx of refugees and the problems
that arrive with them. And as the cracks begin to show on the streets there is a fracturing
of political support for multiculturalism at a national level. The future of Cabramatta and
the Vietnamese community in Australia appears precarious.