On Two Fronts: Latinos and Vietnam

Tuesday, September 22 at 10pm

The program examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working-class youth and deeply affected Latino communities. Producer Mylène Moreno takes a comprehensive look at pivotal events on both the home front and the battlefront, painting a vivid portrait of Latino Americans during a tumultuous time. Through compelling stories and candid interviews, the film 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.

On Two Fronts: Latinos and Vietnam