Chau Tho Hoang is a Vietnamese refugee who escaped Vietnam with her husband and seven children in perilous circumstances in 1979.

The freedom that Chau worked so hard to obtain for her family in Australia came at a high price: her family suffered from a cultural and generational discord and were exposed to dangerous drugs and criminality on the streets of Cabramatta. Regardless of this Chau does not regret becoming an Australian, and 30 years on her family is repairing their relationships.