Documentary: ‘Vietnam War Stories from All Sides’
Press Release · Monday, November 4, 2019

Washington, DC

On Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m., the National Archives will present a screening of the documentary Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides, followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and a historian along with an audience Q & A. Reserve a seat.

This program is free and open to the public and 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 Seventh Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. 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.

Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides (2018; 60 min.)
Journey from present to past and back again with filmmaker and 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 noncombatants 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. Following the screening, the filmmaker will be joined by historian Marc Leepson to discuss the film and answer audience questions.


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