Documentaries

Tripwire!: A Worthy Vietnam Veterans Documentary

July 6, 2017

Lea Jones and Marc Waszkiewicz have combined their many artistic talents to produce a unique Vietnam War veteran documentary called Tripwire!. The film follows a formula used in nearly every other all-encompassing documentary about Vietnam veterans:…

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‘The Witness’ Doc: Gripping and Unpredictable

January 5, 2017

The Witness is a gripping documentary that contains surprising information about the infamous murder of a woman named Kitty Genovese in 1964. If her name rings a bell, you likely remember that the 28-year-old woman…

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‘My Father’s Vietnam’ Doc

November 22, 2016

Filmmaker and composer Soren Sorensen narrates his documentary My Father's Vietnam, a personal look at his father Peter's Vietnam War experience. The film also pays tribute to two men Peter Sorensen knew in Vietnam who died in…

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Artistic Query: New MIA Documentary

September 10, 2016

Richard Jellerson, who served two tours of duty in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot, is putting together a documentary called “A Solemn Promise: America’s Missing in Action.” The doc, Jellerson says, “will witness the journey…

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‘Citizen Soldier’ Doc

August 10, 2016

The documentary,  Citizen Soldier , which looks at the role that National Guard troops have played in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be available on demand and on DVD on August 30. The film…

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Documentary Query: Soul Alley Vietnam Veterans

July 29, 2016

Ted Irving, an educator and journalist, is producing a documentary about African-American GIs during the Vietnam War who created the neighborhood called Soul Alley (also Soul City) near Tan Son Nhut Airbase. "The bulk of…

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S.F. Veterans Film Festival Submissions

July 7, 2016

The fifth annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival , which will take place at Koret Auditorium at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday and Sunday November 12 and 13, is now…

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David Lamb, 1940-2016

June 8, 2016

David Lamb, who covered the Vietnam War for United Press International,   died June 5 at age 76 of lymphoma and esophageal cancer. Lamb reported from Vietnam beginning in 1968, and---among other things---is credited with dubbing the…

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‘Joe’ – A New Vietnam War Veteran Doc

May 18, 2016

Scott Clower, a 25-year-old filmmaker, has put together a documentary called "Joe."  This fifteen-minute film tells the story of Joe Bearden, an Army helicopter pilot who was shot down over Laos and survived, but suffered severe…

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Ken Rodgers, Documentary Filmmaker, Honored by DAR

May 11, 2016

Ken Rodgers, the director and co-producer (with his wife Betty) of the acclaimed Vietnam War documentary,  Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor , which deals with the infamous 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh in 1968, will…

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