"Entertaining Vietnam" Trailer
Shameless Mother-Promotion Alert! As many of my friends and some readers already know, my mother, Mara Wallis, wrote, edited, produced, and directed a documentary a few years back called "Entertaining Vietnam." She was an independent (i.e. non-USO) entertainer for the troops during the Vietnam war, as were many other young women and men from around the world, and their stories have rarely been told. There's much that's fun in the film (go-go dancers galore!) and much that's serious (not all the entertainers made it out alive) and the film offers up a real slice of history. Seeing the joy on the faces of American soldiers captured in the audience footage is one of the many moving aspects of the film. There's now a short trailer up at YouTube to whet the appetite and the DVD can be bought on Amazon. Of course I'm biased, but I truly do give it two-thumbs up!
posted by Cinnamon @ 9:35 AM