On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

This film captures a complex aspect of the Vietnam War: the legacy of Latino veterans and their families during the conflict.

Through rare archival footage and candid interviews, On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam, airing Tuesday, September 22 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, 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.

This program will repeat on Monday, September 28 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT 21.2).

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam is part of WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative that is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive web site (WXXI.org/veterans), Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with valuable resources.