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Vietnam Requiem (DVD) Email This Page
Filmmaker: Jonas McCord and Bill Couturie
DVD - $ 95.00
Price listed includes Public Performance License.
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: 2008
Close captioned?: N, Color?: Y
Avail. formats: dvd
ISBN: 9781559747875
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

Other Credits:

A film by Jonas McCord and Bill Couturie
Else, Couturie & Korty/ABC Closeup
Peabody Award; Special Merit Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
This title can also be found in: 1960's, 1970's, Biographies, Crimes & Criminals, Cultural Studies, Eastern Culture & History, Government, History, Laws and Legal Issues, Peabody Award Winners, Psychology, U.S. Government, U.S. History, U.S. Military, U.S.A., Vietnam, War

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