Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam

“Hey brother, this place is sort of getting to me. I’ve been seeing too many guys getting messed up and I still can’t understand it. It’s not that I can’t understand this war, it’s just that I can’t understand war, period. You sort of sit back and ask yourself why? What the hell is this going to prove? And then I’m still looking for the answer.”

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is an Emmy award winning 1987 documentary directed by Bill Couturié. Using real letters written by US soldiers and archive footage, the film creates a highly personal experience of the Vietnam War. The film won the Special Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance Film Festival in 1988. It was also screened out of competition at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Roger Ebert commented, “There have been many great movies about Vietnam. This is the one that completes the story.” (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

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