As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos
As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
Examines the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film examines the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), activism and the current conflict in Iraq. It chronicles their upbringing in the Mexican-American community, their military service in Vietnam, and their lives after the war. Farias, Rodriguez and Garza's poignant and powerful recollections illuminate the minority experience in the US Army and US Marine Corps at a time when Mexican Americans accounted for approximately 20% of US casualties in Vietnam, despite comprising only 10% of the country's population.
- KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 1:00 PM