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On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Airs Tues., Sept. 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV and at GI Film Festival

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On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam plays during the GI Film Festival San Diego on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez.

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Filmed on location throughout the Southwest and in Vietnam On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam combines lush photography with home movies, news footage, and personal photographs.

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On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth.

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.

Category: Documentary

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

Rating: NR

Official Website: ontwofrontsmovie.com

Year Made: 2015

Country: USA

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