Join PBS and CPB
for a reception, excerpt screening and conversation
featuring a panel discussion with subjects from the film moderated by
and featuring filmmaker
with Special Introductory Remarks by
president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Additional guest speakers TBA
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
(Use 6th Street Entrance)
At the conclusion of the Q&A, we will screen the 82 minute film ON TWO FRONTS: LATINOS & VIETNAM in its entirety for those interested in staying.
ABOUT: 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 farmworker’s son translated his military experience into a career before resigning in protest from his post on a local draft board.
View a trailer.