Documentary Screening “Hunting in Wartime”

Documentary Screening “Hunting in Wartime”

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Hunting in Wartime

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7.30 pm

From the organizer:

Come to the film screening “Hunting in Wartime”, a documentary film by Samantha Farinella.

“Hunting in Wartime” profiles the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam (American) War veterans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska USA. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese civilians, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses its native people. “Hunting In Wartime” has the long-range perspective of how a soldier’s life was affected long after the war ended, giving us a glimpse into what present-day soldiers may confront now and in the future. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting effects of war on individuals, families and communities. The film portrays a stark reality of the human cost of war.

There are many films out today that profile veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This film traces the tension of the soldiers’ tremendous pride in service, the racism that affects their livelihoods and the challenges they faced (and continue to face) in the military and back at home.

With a population of 680, Hoonah, Alaska sent 28 of its sons into the US Armed Forces. 17 saw combat. 16 returned alive. The same skills that enabled these men to survive the harsh nine-month Alaskan winters made the Tlingit soldiers experts on the battlefield, hence the extraordinary survival rate.

During their time in Vietnam, many of these soldiers felt a kinship to the Vietnamese who also originated from small fishing communities. Several of the Vietnamese they encountered would call the Tlingit soldiers “same/same” because of their resemblance to those who they were supposed to be fighting.

Join us for a question and answer session afterwards with director Samantha Farinella.

Language: English
Film running time: 66 minutes
Cost: 150,000 VND
Limit: 90 people
Contact: Ms Hang, email [email protected]

Notes: Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our email. Please pick up and pay for your tickets on the evening of the event at the cinema (6:45 to 7:15 pm). As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come (phone 090 602 0960). Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis. We don’t pre-book seating but if you come early you can pick your favourite seats.

Hanoi Cinematheque
22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
At the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel


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