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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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Great film, showing a different view of the Vietnam war. See more (7 total) »


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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Great film, showing a different view of the Vietnam war., 29 May 2000
Author: dgnfly from central usa

We ran this film at the "Normal" theater, for the Illinois Wesleyan May term series. The director, Barbara Sonneborn, introduced the film, and was on hand after for questions.

Our audience was mixed with college students and adults. I am sure the students saw it has history, but the adults had lived this as history. I was one of the adults. Not until this film, did I see the Vietnam war, as more than just a page of history that I missed.

During the showing, all you could hear besides the film, was the muffled sound of the projector. After the film, there were 200 plus people on their feet to applaud Barbara.

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