Documentaries

‘I Married the War’ Documentary streaming on November 6

October 30, 2021

Betty and Ken Rodgers’ brilliant new documentary, I Married the War, which focuses on eleven military wives who have had to deal with their husbands’ emotional and physical wounds of war, will have its virtual…

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First-Rate ‘American Veteran’ Doc Series on PBS

October 26, 2021

“American Veteran” is a top-quality, four-part documentary series produced by PBS’s WGBH that premieres today, October 26, 2021, on Public Broadcasting stations nationwide. The series is make up primarily of first-person testimony from American veterans…

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‘The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien’: A Deeply Personal Documentary

March 22, 2021

Review by Arts Editor Marc Leepson Movies and documentaries about creative writers tend to focus on their personal rather than professional lives. Why? Because nothing could be more non-cinematic than scene after scene of a…

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‘I Married the War’: A Searing Documentary on the Continuing Legacy of Combat

March 13, 2021

Review by Marc Leepson, Arts Editor and Senior Writer   What could be more jarring emotionally than a wife sending her husband off to a war? For many wives of military service members, the answer…

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POW/MIA Bracelet Documentary

November 5, 2020

Writer/producer Peggy Kennedy and director Roger Cluxton, who are putting together a documentary film called “MIA: Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet,” recently announced that former network newscaster Dan Rather--who covered the war in Vietnam--has…

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‘Dateline-Saigon’: What’s Old is New Again

July 18, 2020

Dateline-Saigon has been making the rounds of film festivals since 2017. This documentary—released by First Run Features on iTunes, Amazon, and on DVD on July 14, 2020—zeroes in on five young newspaper correspondents who covered…

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Filmmaker Query: Original Material Wanted for Documentary on Combat

March 28, 2020

Aleksandar Nikolic, a London-based documentary filmmaker, is working on a film about "what it means to be a soldier and how it plays out for the individual person." The proposed doc, from Chapter One Media, will…

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Mini Doc on the ‘Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam’ LIFE Magazine issue

May 29, 2019

Jef Connor, a former professor at Harvard and Georgetown, spend four years working on a documentary to memorialize the 242 U.S. service members who lost their lives in the Vietnam War in one week in…

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ISO POW/MIA Bracelet Wearers

March 4, 2019

Writer/producer Peggy Kennedy and director Roger Cluxton are putting together a documentary film called "MIA: Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet." "The MIA-POW Vietnam War bracelet was an idea started by two college students in…

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Vietnam War Symposium at Indiana University, July 23-24

June 30, 2018

Scholars,  researchers and anyone else interested in the Vietnam War are invited to attend “Vietnam War Stories: A Symposium on Conflict and Civic Engagement,” a two-day symposium that will be held July 23-24 on the campus of…

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