Vietnam: An American Journey

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  • NR
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 27 min

This powerful and unprecedented documentary, first by an American filmmaker after the military conflict, movingly reveals the human and physical scars of a damaged country as it tries to rebuild the lives of its people and heal the wounds of war. "Robert Richter was the first American filmmaker allowed in Vietnam after the war, and his seven-week trip down Highway One from Hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is an enlightening, often touching portrait of civilian rehabilitation after a national trauma." -Village Voice My Lai -- The emotional peak of the film is a woman at the site of the notorious massacre who tearfully describes the tragedy and how she managed to be one of the few survivors. She was unknown in the U.S. before this film's theatrical release in 1979. "A fascinating and deeply moving informative guided tour through ravaged but resilient postwar Vietnam by a sensitive, enterprising filmmaker." -William Wolf, Cue Magazine Wartime action is intercut with today's Vietnam. Many locations had never been filmed before. A real portrait of a nation we can never forget. More at www.RichterVideos.com

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This powerful and unprecedented documentary, first by an American filmmaker after the military conflict, movingly reveals the human and physical scars of a damaged country as it tries to rebuild the lives of its people and heal the wounds of war. "Robert Richter was the first American filmmaker allowed in Vietnam after the war, and his seven-week trip down Highway One from Hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is an enlightening, often touching portrait of civilian rehabilitation after a national trauma." -Village Voice My Lai -- The emotional peak of the film is a woman at the site of the notorious massacre who tearfully describes the tragedy and how she managed to be one of the few survivors. She was unknown in the U.S. before this film's theatrical release in 1979. "A fascinating and deeply moving informative guided tour through ravaged but resilient postwar Vietnam by a sensitive, enterprising filmmaker." -William Wolf, Cue Magazine Wartime action is intercut with today's Vietnam. Many locations had never been filmed before. A real portrait of a nation we can never forget. More at www.RichterVideos.com
  • Release Date
    1979
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 27 min