Filmed in 1982 and orginally broadcast on the ABC New Closeup Series, Vietnam Requiem is a startling documentary revelation of how the Vietnam War haunts its veterans, their families and firends, and the conscience of the nation. Five Vietnam veterans -- all decorated war heroes now serving prison terms for crimes committed after being discharged from the Army -- paint a vivid picture of their personal experiences in Vietnam and the problems they faced on their return. The film skillfully interweaves the men's stories with stock footage of the war, including actual battle footage in which one of the veterans, Albert "Pee-Wee" Dobbs, appears. With candor and compassion Vietnam Requiem explores the grim aftermath of a war that was different from all previous wars, leaving a legacy of lost and troubled heroes.
Running time: 48 min., Year released: 1982
Close captioned?: N, Color?: Y Avail. formats: 16mm,VHS ISBN: 1-55974-216-X Language: English, Subtitled?: N For classroom?: Y, Study Guide?: N Grade level: 7th and up
"A chilling, gut-wrenching but marvelously humane film." --San Francisco Examiner
A film by Jonas McCord and Bill Couturie Else, Couterie & Korty/ABC Closeup
Peabody Award; Special Merit Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences