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SOLDADOS: CHICANOS IN VIET NAM, THE DOCUMENTARY
Chicanos in Viet Nam, the documentary is based upon the award winning
book (American Book Award, 1991) of the same name. It explores the experiences
of 5 Chicano soldiers in the Vietnam War. Transported from the cotton
fields of Corcoran, California to the rice paddies of Viet Nam, veterans
faced the most dangerous situation of their lives. For most of them, it
was their first trip outside of their hometown and the first time without
their families. Soldados will tell the tale of this journey: of young
men leaving their families to experience the most horrifying aspects of
war to their return home with the equally horrifying realization of how
profoundly different the journey has made them. Soldados contains interviews
with the principals as well as family members including parents, wives,
brothers, sisters, and children.
Soldados will serve as an important educational tool in the same vein as the book. Nationally, 38 colleges and universities have used Soldados as a textbook. The book has also been successful in the popular literature market.
In the canon of the Vietnam War, stories of Chicano soldiers have been sadly overlooked. Their stories have not had a chance to be heard and included as part of historical record for this war. We hope that Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam will be the beginning of a remedy for this situation.
Available on DVD and VHS.
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