The Ark

Adapted from Viet Thanh Nguyen's upcoming novel, The Committed

Animated by Matt Huynh

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We are pleased to present “The Ark,” written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer author, MacArthur genius, and Vietnam war refugee. Animated by Matt Huynh, “The Ark” picks up after Nguyen’s celebrated novel The Sympathizer, continuing a complex and deeply intimate tale of war, displacement, and survival.

Director and Artist - Matt Huynh
Writer and Narrator - Viet Thanh Nguyen
Composer - Kevin Shea Adams
Additional animation - Irene Feleo
Artist Assistants - Mark Wang, MJ Steele, Sasha Kimiatek
Produced by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center