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Take Me Home Huey

Airs Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Credit: Courtesy of Light Horse Legacy

Above: The "Take Me Home Huey" documentary is one part of a multi-media art project, and chronicles the transformation of a 47-foot Medevac helicopter from a wounded war bird into a colorful work of art.

"Take Me Home Huey" portrays the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a medical rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a "boneyard" in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney.

As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Light Horse Legacy

The "Take Me Home Huey" documentary is one part of a multi-media art project, and chronicles the transformation of a 47-foot Medevac helicopter from a wounded war bird into a colorful work of art.

“The Vietnam War was a helicopter war, with over 40,000 pilots trained to fly them. I'm honored to be able to use a real Huey helicopter from Vietnam and transform it from wounded war bird into a colorful sculpture ... I'm gonna transform #174 into art, to bring awareness to the veterans suffering and on their path to recovering from PTSD."Steve Maloney, artist

Take Me Home Huey: Promo

"Take Me Home Huey" tells the journey of a Medevac helicopter, nearly destroyed during the Vietnam War, as it is resurrected and transformed into colorful sculpture. The history of this iconic Huey and the heroic crew is uncovered during restoration. As Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen.

THE EXHIBITION:

The multi-media installation was created to be experienced at major museums, presidential libraries, and high profile venues from coast to coast. The timing of the traveling exhibition coincides with the upcoming three-year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. We are currently working on an exhibition schedule for 2018, which will be posted by January 2018.

See the exhibition in San Diego at the Coronado Island Film Festival!

On Saturday Nov. 11, 2017, there will be two film screenings (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.) of our documentary film, following a performance of the song by Jeanie Cunningham, a Q&A with filmmakers Alicia Brauns, Christine Steele, creator and Artist Steve Maloney, non-profit partners Paula Barron of Light Horse Legacy and family members of the huey #174 crew. The huey#174 will be in display in front of the venue from 4:30-9:30 p.m. at the Coronado School of the Arts located at 650 D Avenue, Coronado, California 92118.

Individual tickets can be purchased at the box office for $10.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

"Take Me Home Huey" film is on Facebook, Google +, and Instagram. #TakeMeHomePBS

CREDITS:

"Take Me Home Huey" is a partnership between Steve Maloney and Light Horse Legacy. Light Horse Legacy is an accredited partner in the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War.

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