Friday, August 24, 2007

Asian Americans and Vietnam

February 2007

The final film documentary of the 4 part series, Asian Americans and Vietnam was completed in February 2007.

"Lily Goes Home" chronicles the life and times of combat nurse, Lt. Lily Lee Adams as she returns to the Oakland after more than a year in Cu Chi, Vietnam.

Others in the series:

"American Nurse" 1992 is a profile of Lt. Lily Lee Adams and her experience as a combat nurse in Cu Chi, 1969-1970.

"Sweet Heat" 1998 profiles journalist, Don Lau and soldier Cole Lew as they recount their lives in Vietnam as members of the U.S. military.

"The Insanity of It All" 2002 tells the story of Don Lau and Cole Lew as they readjust to civilian life after stationed in Vietnam

2 comments:

Timothy James Pasch said...

These documentaries are accessible at The Odegaard Media Center, University of Washington, Seattle campus.

Lily goes home
by Anthony B Chan; Lily Lee Adams; Lindca Enterprises.
Language: English Type: Visual Material : Videorecording : DVD video
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n., 2007]
Original Score by Timothy James Pasch
OCLC: 164596936
Subjects: Adams, Lily Lee | Nurses -- Vietnam -- Interviews. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Mental health.
U of Washington (2 items)
Location Call Number Status
Odegaard Media DVD TCHAN 044
Odegaard Media DVD TCHAN 044

May said...

Great documentaries! I highly recommend them, especially since President Bush has announced that we could have won the Vietnam War if we'd *only stuck it out* (such articulateness!) as he intends to do in Iraq. These documentaries show the human cost of war in a way that's being hidden from the public's sight all too often today in the American media. Not only do they reveal the role Asian Americans played in the Vietnam War and how they suffered, these films reveal the horror citizens suffer when their government betrays them by waging needless wars!