On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam
Airs Tues., Sept. 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV and at GI Film Festival
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Description: On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. Other stories deepen the narrative: in Greenlee County, Arizona, miners’ children fought and died for their country in devastating proportions. Sisters and mothers took notice and action. A farm worker’s son translated his military experience into a career before resigning in protest from his post on a local draft board.
Playing: Saturday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. (featurette) and 5:30 p.m. (excerpt)
This documentary will air in its entirety on KPBS TV on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 10 p.m.
Location: NTC Barracks 17, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106 (12:30 p.m. showing)
UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92106 (5:30 p.m. showing)
Note: Excerpts of this film will be screened along with Beyond the Divide on Saturday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley at Hazard Center.
Director: Mylène Moreno
Running Time: 26 minutes at the 12:30 p.m. showing; 13 minutes at the 5:30 p.m. showing
Official Website: ontwofrontsmovie.com
Year Made: 2015
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