San Francisco, California
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The Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles is pleased to present Abandoned Allies, a documentary film about the Montagnard people and U.S. Special Forces soldiers who fought together during the Vietnam War.
- 3:00 PM - Screening of Abandoned Allies
- 4:00 PM - Question & Answer Session (Venture Hall)
- 5:15 PM - Screening of Abandoned Allies
For directions and parking information visit www.imaxraleigh.org.
About the Film
Abandoned Allies explores the relationship between the Montagnards and U.S. Special Forces soldiers who fought together during the Vietnam War. Many Montagnards were loyal American allies, and saved countless lives in the jungles of Vietnam during the war.
The word Montagnard has French origins but often refers to tribal people from the mountains of Vietnam -- also known as the central highlands. There are about 30 different Montagnard tribes, and each tribe has its own language and customs. Many Montagnards have fled from Vietnam as refugees, and a lot of them have come to North Carolina.
What was life like for Montagnards before the war began? How did the U.S. Special Forces soldiers (also known as Green Berets) work with them? What has happened in the 40+ years after the war ended? Watch Abandoned Allies to learn more.
Run time: approx. 60 minutes.
About The Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles
The IMAX Theatre at Marbles shows Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and inspiring documentaries on North Carolina’s biggest screen: 70 feet wide! IMAX Power Passes provide plenty of benefits all year long, like advance seating at movies and $5 feature films. Proceeds from The IMAX Theatre at Marbles benefit Marbles Kids Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To learn more visit www.imaxraleigh.org.
About the Filmmakers
This is the directorial debut for Camden Watts (@cammicam), who also produced and edited the film. She was introduced to the subject matter by Surry Roberts, who served two tours in Vietnam with the Green Berets and still works closely with Montagnards in North Carolina. To learn more about Camden Watts and her work visit www.camdenwatts.com.
To view more photos of the August screening visit www.abandonedallies.com.
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