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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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Women's Perspective 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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Women's Perspective of The Vietnam War, 11 October 1999
Author: Soujiro from Gaithersburg, MD

This film deeply moved me. I've seen other documentaries about the War, and forgotten them the next morning. I'm still thinking about this one.

The juxtaposition of beautiful scenery and truly horrible war stories is very affecting. Everyone in the theater was completely silent throughout the entire film, and EVERYONE stayed for the credits.

I think that the women in the movie have a certain emotional honesty that makes the movie much more powerful. It's important to understand the impact that the war had on families and children. Most documentaries focus on the lives of the American soldiers. The music is also very appropriate... It's hopeless trying to review this as a film, I just urge you to watch it.

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