IU Themester: Remembering and Forgetting film screening - Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides
Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides is a journey from present to past and back again that follows Vietnam veteran Ron Osgood in his quest to recover fragmented and buried stories from all sides of the Vietnam War/American War, revealing multiple perspectives that are thematically interconnected. The stories from veterans and non-combatants look at the ways in which war becomes inscribed into the life histories of ordinary individuals and the attempt to humanize our former enemies. By interweaving American and Vietnamese perspectives, the program promotes cross-cultural connection, empathy and compassion.
Vietnam War veteran, documentary filmmaker and IU Media School Professor Emeritus Ron Osgood will be present at the screening. A follow-up panel discussion and/or Q/A session allows the audience an opportunity to engage in a conversation about the themes presented in the film.
*This event is free, but ticketed, and open to the public.
*The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater.
*No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.