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10 November 1995 (USA) See more »
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A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 
Maya Lin ... Herself

Directed by
Freida Lee Mock 
 
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Freida Lee Mock 

Produced by
Freida Lee Mock .... producer
Terry Sanders .... producer
Jessica Yu .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Don Lenzer 
Ed Marritz 
 
Film Editing by
William T. Cartwright 
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound mixer
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound editor
Judy Carp .... production sound
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Robyn Hutman .... production sound
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound editor
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Henriques .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
William T. Cartwright Jr. .... additional editor
 
Music Department
William T. Cartwright Jr. .... music editor
 

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105 min
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Featured in The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
sacred elegy, 12 April 2006
Author: fnorful from United States

It is so hard to separate the impact of the Viet Nam War Memorial from the tale behind its conception and execution. The memorial itself is so incredibly moving you can only react with incredulity when reminded how much opposition there was to its message and to its author.

People who revel in divisiveness (like Pat Buchanan) are featured among the opposition to this memorial partly on aesthetic and partially on racial grounds (Maya Lin is of Asian, i.e. "gook" heritage, don't you know!).

Her journey is well documented from her original entry into the contest (as part of a self-designed course on funereal architecture at Yale) to her part in the public debate.

Various historical clips are presented along with current analysis by many of the key players in this effort.

Secondary to the memorial itself as a "must see" this movie deserves serious consideration both as a historical documentary and a well-made movie in its own right. Freida Lee Mock's works have impact, are relevant and resonate so well with those who have lived, or want to know more about, the history of the United States in these particular turbulent times.

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