Remnants of War

The story begins by recounting the devastation caused by the use of bombs and chemical weapons during the war, and their lingering consequences for the Vietnamese people.

Click here to go directly to the channel for this film: Making Peace with Viet Nam (2008)

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Best Long Documentary, New Beijing International Film Festival (2009)
Audience Award, Red Rock Film Festival (2009)
Official Selection, NEWFILMMAKERS NYC (2010)

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Making Peace with Viet Nam (2008)

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Best Long Documentary, New Beijing International Film Festival (2009)
Audience Award, Red Rock Film Festival (2009)
Official Selection, NEWFILMMAKERS NYC (2010)

"Making Peace with Viet Nam" (2008) documents the lingering wounds of a war that ended…


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Best Long Documentary, New Beijing International Film Festival (2009)
Audience Award, Red Rock Film Festival (2009)
Official Selection, NEWFILMMAKERS NYC (2010)

"Making Peace with Viet Nam" (2008) documents the lingering wounds of a war that ended more than three decades ago. The pace of the story is deliberately slow, so viewers have time to reflect on the suffering caused by war -- and perhaps to think a little more deeply about what it means to create true peace in the world.

You can watch the entire documentary here in 6 chapters. Detailed information about the project, including director's notes, additional awards, and reviews, can be found at iridescentfilms.com.

A note about the title: "Viet Nam" is the official spelling of the country name. The decision to use this spelling, rather than the Westernized "Vietnam," reinforces the film's focus on contemporary realities. Most films about the Vietnam War (which the Vietnamese refer to as the "American War") treat it as though it were merely part of the historical past, and then only from the perspective of American military and political interests. By contrast, this documentary focuses strictly on the human cost of that war, and the suffering it continues to cause for countless people in both countries.

This version features additional music tracks by

Tom Fahy:
"Op. 5, Etude No. 19" and "Rivers Trilogy: La Grand Riviere - C.v." (tomfahy.org/)

Paul Casper:
"Namo"
(myspace.com/froremusic)

Jeff Bernhardt:
"Little Slammers" (archive.org/details/TromboneImprovisedAmbientWorks)

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