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  • As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos

As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos | Trailer | PBS

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Program: As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos

Trailer for the documentary As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos by Laura Varela, produced by Fernando Cano, edited by Anne Lewis. This film examines the personal toll and legacy of the Vietnam War on three South Texas artists: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and poet/performance artist Eduardo Garza. The stories of these veterans and their families take us through a journey of their lives: growing up in the Mexican American community; their military service in Vietnam; their lives after the war. Through their stories we examine the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress syndrome, activism and the current conflict in Iraq. We see the evolution of the lives of three Chicanos from young men thrown into a world surrounded by death, fear, and survival in Viet Nam to their present lives and their lifelong search for individual healing. As they allow us to enter some of the most intimate moments in their lives we begin to understand that their search for peace yields them with no definitive answers or solutions to their trauma.

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Post Date: March 31, 2010