National Archives Screening of “Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides” On January 3
Press Release · Thursday, December 20, 2018
The National Archives will hold it final program in conjunction with its exhibit Remembering Vietnam on Thursday, January 3, at 7 p.m. Filmmaker and Vietnam veteran Ron Osgood will introduce the film Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides and answer audience questions. The related exhibit Remembering Vietnam:Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War, closes on January 6.
Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides
Journey from present to past and back again with Vietnam veteran Ron Osgood in his quest to recover fragmented and buried stories from all sides of the Vietnam War. The stories from veterans and non-combatants look at the ways in which war becomes inscribed into the life histories of ordinary individuals and the attempt to humanize our former enemies. By interweaving American and Vietnamese perspectives, the program promotes cross-cultural connection, empathy and compassion. (2018; 60 mins.) After the screening, Ron Osgood will be joined by Vietnam Veteran, journalist and author Marc Leepson to discuss the film and answer audience questions.
The program is free and open to the public but reservations are recommended and can be made online. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.
About Remembering Vietnam:Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War is remembered still as one of the most controversial wars in American history. Many Americans struggle to understand why we joined the war, why it carried out for so long, and exactly what came from it. The war cost a large loss of life, destroyed land, and had long-lasting effects on veterans and their families. Remembering Vietnam spans 3,000-square-feet and uses more than 80 original records from the National Archives to reexamine major turning points in the war and its legacy.
“Remembering Vietnam” is presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORYⓇ.
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