A Better Life


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PHASE 1: INTERVIEW & RESEACH

“All I know is that my dad came here on a
boat and my mom came here by plane...”

— Pre-thesis age 5-20 year old Clara




9/19/2016






PHASE 2: ART DIRECTION & SKETCHES







EXHIBITION



A Better Life
Purchase College Senior Thesis
Role: Art Direction, Illustration, Animation

A Better Life is an 8-part series of cinemagraphs capturing my parents’ experiences as refugees from the Vietnam War after the fall of Saigon. My thesis tackled many personal Asian American experiences I wanted to address: A lack of dialogue between our family, a need for learning and understanding, a want to create a gift to my parents as per following the morals of the fillial piety and a look into the true sacrifices my parents made to give my brothers and I A Better Life as they left their homeland behind.




Let’s work together! ✨

claratnguyen@gmail.com