Filmmaker Laura Varela examines the personal toll of the Vietnam War, and asks the question, “Does a soldier, his family and community ever really heal from the wounds of war?”
As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos, airing Monday, September 16 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World, examines the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film examines the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), activism and the current conflict in Iraq.
WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.