Precious Cargo - Global Indie Film Fest

Precious Cargo

Born in South Vietnam, they were transported into American homes almost overnight in cities and suburbs nationwide. They soon became the beloved sons and daughters of close-knit American families. They wanted to belong but knew they were somehow different. Strangers stopped them and asked of their origins. In many cases they were unable to answer. And it hurt.


Film Credits


Janet Paxton Gardner

Janet Paxton Gardner is the producer, director and writer of award-winning documentaries on Vietnamese and Cambodian subjects as well as a notable film on the life of American Peter Cooper. In recognition of her work with the Gardner Documentary Group, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2015-2016. Her documentary, Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries, is currently being distributed in the U.S. by American Public Television and internationally by PBS International. Ms. Gardner began her career as a film editor, field producer and news writer for WNBC and WRC-TV. She also was a staff feature writer for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and contributor to major newspapers such as the New York Times and Boston Globe. She is an alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Cooper Union.


Janet Paxton Gardner - Writer / Producer


Runtime: 28 minutes 22 seconds
Country of Origin: United States

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