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Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam

Encore Broadcast Date: August 31, 2004

PBS Premiere: September 2, 2003

Synopsis

Based on the 1991 American Book Award winner of the same name, Việt Nam War veteran Charley Trujillo and producer Sonya Rhee's Soldados: Chicanos in Việt Nam is the first documentary to recount the harrowing experience of a generation of Mexican-American boys who fought in Việt Nam. Raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, they took their first journey away from their rural hometown was to the war-torn rice paddies of Việt Nam. Profoundly changed by the experience, the soldados returned with a new conception of themselves and their country – and of the particular challenges facing them as Chicanos. A Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) co-presentation. A Diverse Voices Project Selection.

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TAGS: chicanos, immigrants, mexican american, soldiers, vietnam, war

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Film Information

Soldados (26 min.)

Premiere Date: September 2, 2003

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 31, 2004

Filmmakers: Charley Trujillo, Sonya Rhee Bio | Interview | Statement

Filmmakers

Charley Trujillo
Charley Trujillo
Sonya Rhee
Sonya Rhee
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