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Thanh TanFilmmaker

Thanh Tan is an award-winning multimedia storyteller and creator/host of Second Wave, a groundbreaking podcast from PRX and KUOW tracing the experiences of Vietnamese refugees after the war ended in 1975. Her reporting and writing has been featured across all platforms, including This American Life, The Seattle Times and The New York Times. In 2020, she co-founded Viet Fact Check. In August 2021, she helped to co-found Viets for Afghans, a Vietnamese-led volunteer coalition that's mobilizing communities to help Afghan refugees. She is now balancing dual careers as a senior writer/storyteller for Starbucks Stories and independent filmmaker. You can reach her at

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