A Documentary by Mel Halbach
This award winning documentary tells the compelling stories of Vietnamese women who were soldiers, activists and prisoners of war during the American war in Vietnam.
These women universally express the conviction that their stories can provide a common thread of compassion to bind the wounds that divide people in the U.S. and Vietnam. They feel a particular bond with American wives and mothers who have shared their pain and fought similar battles to preserve the values of home, family, and tradition against the corrosive influences of war, greed, and ‘progress.’
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- Film Length – 60 minutes
- Filmed in Vietnam between 1991-1997
- Mastered in 16mm film and video
- DVD is Standard Definition
Film Credits and Awards
- Directed, Photographed and Edited by Mel Halbach
- Film support include Utah’s Individual Artist’s Grant, Eastman Fund (NYC) and Art Matters, Inc (NYC)
- Selected for screening at over a dozen national and international film festivals
- During film festival tour awarded Best Documentary and multiple Honorable Mentions
- Aired on select PBS stations across US
- Contributed to research for Sandra Taylor’s book, “Vietnamese Women at War: Fighting for Ho Chi Minh and the Revolution”