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|Film Screening of "Soldados"|
|Date||Wednesday October 12|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 S 7th St
San Jose, CA 95112
Based on the 1991 American Book Award winner of the same name, Vietnam War veteran Charley Trujillo and producer Sonya Rhee's Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is the first documentary to recount the harrowing experience of a generation of Mexican-American boys who fought in Vietnam.
Raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, they took their first journey away from their rural hometown was to the war-torn rice paddies of Vietnam. 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. Was previously aired on PBS and was awarded A Diverse Voices Project Selection.
Author and filmmaker Charley Trujillo will be presenting and taking questions after the movie.
Suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds
This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center