On the 50th anniversary of the Paris Peace Treaty ending US involvement in the Vietnam War, the Veterans Breakfast Club with Summer Hill Entertainment and VetStreamTV is hosting the world streaming premiere of its documentary, We Left as Brothers.
The film will be screened on Zoom Friday, January 27 at 7pm ET (4pm PT) and will be followed by a virtual conversation with the filmmaker and the veterans featured in the film. You must register for the Zoom premiere.
In March of 2018, filmmaker Evan Mulgrave followed eighteen members of the Veterans Breakfast Club as they traveled to Vietnam to tour the old battlefields of the American War. They started in Hanoi, the heart of the Communist North, and worked their way down 1,000 miles to the Mekong Delta. They got to know the country and the people they’d once called the enemy.
Six of these travelers were Vietnam veterans who served in-country a half-century earlier. Some these six came looking for closure. Others just wanted to see in peace the natural beauty they remembered in war. None of them expected to find what they did in Vietnam. And all of them returned profoundly changed and prouder of their service in the 1960s.
We Left as Brothers is a tribute to those who fought in the Vietnam War. And it’s also a reminder that the history we experience first-hand never turns out the way we think it will. Sometimes we need to go back and see with fresh eyes where we were in order to understand better where we are.