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1998 (USA) See more »
In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Xuan Ngoc Nguyen ... Herself
Barbara Sonneborn ... Herself

Directed by
Barbara Sonneborn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Sonneborn  writer

Produced by
Kathy Brew .... associate producer
Janet Cole .... executive producer
Janet Cole .... producer
Megan Jones .... associate producer
Daniel Reeves .... associate producer
Barbara Sonneborn .... producer
Todd Wagner .... senior associate producer
Original Music by
Todd Boekelheide 
Cinematography by
Emiko Omori 
Daniel Reeves 
Nancy Schiesari 
Film Editing by
Lucy Massie Phenix 
Ken Schneider 
Sound Department
Lisa Baro .... dialogue editor
Julie Konop .... sound
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara McBane .... sound editor
Jeremy Molod .... assistant sound editor
Erich Stratmann .... assistant sound editor
Elizabeth Thompson .... sound
Jennifer L. Ware .... supervising sound editor
Editorial Department
Zacharia Pineda .... on-line editor
Other crew
Scott Degraw .... production assistant
Xuan Ngoc Nguyen .... translator
Kenn Rabin .... archival consultant
Rosemary Rotondi .... production assistant
Daniel Satorius .... attorney
Emma Segasture .... production assistant
Todd Wagner .... archival researcher

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A thought about Regret to Inform, 28 November 2007

As a Vietnamese who was born more than 10 years after the Vietnam War, I learned about the War at school, through my parents, through my grandparents; I watched the War on TV, I listened about the War on radio, and I celebrated our victory of the War with my people every April. But then, I rarely think about the War; The War isn't something very real to me, it is history. Watching Regret to Inform, I was saying to myself "Oh! The War was actually happen, it was real". The number of deaths is not just raw statistics in my history book, the film make me realized behind the numbers are husbands who had wives and children waited for them. I'm very fortune that both my grandfathers, my uncle, my host dad Mike are not in the statistic. After watching Regret to inform, a moving documentary film with heartbroken testimonies of American and Vietnamese widows of the War, I recognized how careless I'm; I was born only 11 years after the War.

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