The Vietnam War was the longest military conflict in United States history. It was ordinary men who fought and bled in the unforgiving jungle. This is the story of Marine, Don Roberts. One of many who sacrificed so much for country, duty and freedom. This is A Solder's Story.
This was my second project that I did for film school. We were required to make this second project a documentary. My good friend David Roberts always told me interesting experiences and stories that his father, Don, would share with him about his time serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War. I had always wanted to capture some of Don's stories and this was the perfect opportunity.
We shot this on the now extinct Sony HVR-Z1U HDV Camcorder back in 2008 at the studio of the film school in San Francisco.