The new documentary “Michigan: Our Vietnam Generation, ” produced and directed by Detroit-based Keith Famie, will have its debut on Friday, January 28 at the Fox Theatre in the Motor City. The doc, which pays homage to the service and sacrifice of Michigan’s Vietnam veterans, was made with the help of two Michigan VVA Chapters, 154 in Mount Clemens, and Chapter 9 in Detroit.
“My intention is that on Jan 28th the Fox attendees will walk out of there with a much greater understanding of who is a Vietnam veteran, what they went through and why they are so important to our society today, ” Faimie said recently in an email to Vietnam veterans. “I cannot not turn the back the hands of time but I can sure help our everyday folk and generations to come better understand all of you.”
The Jan. 28th event includes, in addition to the screening, the singing of the songs of the five military branches by the U.S. Army’s 126th National Guard Marching Band with singer Stewart Francke and the Cornerstone School Children’s Choir; and a showing of “One Soldiers Story ” a short film about Sgt. Michel Ingram, who was killed in Afghanistan.
DVDs of “Michigan: Our Vietnam Generation” will be available at the event. And Capt. Ivan Castro of 7th Special Forces will make remarks.
For ticket information, call 248-869-0096 . To learn more about the film, go to www.ourvietnamgeneration.com