Doan Hoang
Doan hoang

Doan Hoang is an award-winning director, producer, writer, oral historian and activist, born in Vietnam, coming to the United States as a child refugee. Doan heads her Los Angeles-based production company, Nuoc Productions. She is directed and produced Oh, Saigon: A War in the Family a documentary about her family’s dramatic escape via the last helicopter taking out civilians in the last moments of the Vietnam War, returning to later discover that her family had fought against each other. Funded by ITVS, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, and Center for Asian American Media, Oh, Saigon won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the Best Documentary and Best Brooklyn Film at the 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council Film Festival, and broadcast on PBS and international TV, along with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu & more. Doan is currently directing and producing a follow-up film, Oh, America: Divided Country about the second generation split in her family. She is a 2022 recipient of the Spark Fund grant, supported by National Endowment of the Humanities and had been a traveling artist for the US Department of State.

  • Oh Saigon: A war in the family