VIETNAM: FULL DISCLOSURE -- An Honest Look at the American War in VietNam
A free film festival presented by Students United for NonViolence and
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72.
Donations gratefully accepted!
Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18
Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 S.W. Hall Street (Portland State University Campus), Portland
Saturday, May 17
2:00 p.m. -- "Another Brother" (Tami Gold, 1998, 50 minutes)
"A moving biography of one ordinary yet extraordinary veteran of the VietNam War. Like many veterans in the hardships he endured, Clarence Fitch was uncommon in his ability to transform these experiences through a life of political activism. His gripping personal story provides a unique window into the VietNam War, racism in America and social problems which have ravaged America for decades."
3:30 p.m. -- "Hearts and Minds" (Peter Davis, 1974, 112 minutes)
"This landmark documentary unflinchingly confronts the U.S. involvement in VietNam. Using a wealth of resources, David constructs a powerful, affecting portrait of the disastrous effects of the war. Explosive, persuasive and shocking, 'Hearts and Minds' is an overwhelming emotional experience and the controversial winner of the 1974 Academy Award for Best Documentary."
Sunday, May 18
2:30 p.m. -- "Sir! No Sir!" (David Zeiger, 2005, 84 minutes)
"This highly-acclaimed, award-winning documentary -- an instant classic -- tells an almost entirely forgotten story of the military men and women who helped bring an end to the VietNam War. Contrary to the popular image of long-haired hippies spitting on returning soldiers, 'Sir! No Sir!' vividly demonstrates that G.I.s were the heart and soul of the anti-war movement."
4:15 p.m. -- "Light Than Orange" (World Premiere, Matthias Leupold, 2014, 72 minutes)
"This film gives Vietnamese veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the American war a chance to tell their stories. After 10+ years of non-stop fighting, these survivors returned home eager to rebuild their lives and their families. But peacetime confronted them with new challenges: numerous miscarriages, stillbirths and children with incurable illnesses and debilitating deformities, caused by the exposure to the chemical defoliants sprayed by the United States and allied forces during the War. The fates of the individuals featured in this film are unique, but they are not alone: an estimated 4 million Vietnamese people are still affected by the lingering effects of Agent Orange."