Reimagining a Way of Life

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Vietnamese American fisherfolk in the Gulf region are trying to rebuild their lives — opening sustainable farms, gas stations, nail salons, and aquaponic projects — while also dealing with the mental anguish that surfaces when a lifetime on the water suddenly disappears.

New Orleans East is home to the most-dense ethnically Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. The BP oil spill hit them hard. Majora Carter meets with fisherfolk, youth and community organizers to learn about how the community has rallied to support their fisherfolk.