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Soldados: Chicanos In Vietnam
Producer: Charles Trujillo
Genre: Documentary
Program Length: 1 Episode/60 Minutes
Broadcast Date: September 2, 2003
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Based on the 1991 American Book Award winner of the same name, Viet Nam War veteran Charley Trujillo and producer Sonya Rhee’s Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam is the first documentary to recount the harrowing experience of a generation of Mexican-American boys who fought in Viet Nam. Raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, their first journey away from their rural hometown was to the war-torn rice paddies of Viet Nam. Profoundly changed by the experience, the soldados returned with a new conception of themselves and their country – and of the particular challenges facing them as Chicanos.
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