On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

This film captures a complex aspect of the Vietnam War: the legacy of Latino veterans and their families during the conflict.

Through rare archival footage and candid interviews, On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam, airing Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-World, conveys the rich heritage of military service, a deeply rooted part of Latino cultural identity in the U.S., and looks at the contributions made by Latino veterans and their families during the Vietnam era. The film also explores the controversy and changing attitudes amid the growing Chicano anti-war movement and within a community reeling over disproportionate losses and divided over participation in the war. See a preview here:

The program re-airs on WXXI-World:

Monday, October 2nd at 7:30pm         On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Tuesday, October 3rd at 12:30am       On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Tuesday, October 3rd at 8:30am         On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Tuesday, October 3rd at 2:30pm         On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam is part of WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative that is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive web site (WXXI.org/veterans), Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with valuable resources.

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