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Vietnam, Long Time Coming
     

Vietnam, Long Time Coming

Director: Jerry Blumenthal, Peter Gilbert, Gordon Quinn, Greg LaMonde

Cast: Jerry Blumenthal, Peter Gilbert, Gordon Quinn, Greg LaMonde

 
As a determined collective of American and Vietnamese veterans collaborate for a sixteen day, 1,200 mile bicycle expedition across the very same landscape where they once vowed to kill each other or die trying, emotional scars cut deeper than any physical wounds. Nearly a quarter century after the last American officials were airlifted to safety from their Saigon

Overview

As a determined collective of American and Vietnamese veterans collaborate for a sixteen day, 1,200 mile bicycle expedition across the very same landscape where they once vowed to kill each other or die trying, emotional scars cut deeper than any physical wounds. Nearly a quarter century after the last American officials were airlifted to safety from their Saigon embassy rooftop, the preparations are being finalized for The Vietnam Challenge: A grueling bicycle journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. An event organized by World T.E.A.M. (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sports, The Vietnam Challenge teamed able-bodied veterans with those who were wounded in battle to highlight the remarkable accomplishments that can be made by those suffering with disabilities. For some participants it was the physical aspect of the race that proved the most challenging, and for others the hardest part was moving out of the past and learning to embrace the future. Joining these exceptional veterans on their remarkable journey are Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and U.S. Ambassador Pete Peterson.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2007
UPC:
0736899111823
Original Release:
1998
Source:
Facets
Time:
2:00:00

Special Features

Where Are They Now slideshow; Additional scenes; Production stills

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greg LaMonde Participant
John Kerry Participant
Joe Mantegna Narrator

Technical Credits
Jerry Blumenthal Director,Producer,Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Gilbert Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Gordon Quinn Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Jim Benson Executive Producer
Paulette Douglas Executive Producer
Jim Fetterley Sound/Sound Designer
Sharon Karp Editor
Robert Schneiger Editor
Ben Sidran Score Composer
David E. Simpson Editor
Adam Singer Co-producer
Jan Sutcliffe Editor
Tran Le Tien Cinematographer
Steve Whisnant Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vietnam - Long Time Coming
1. Getting to the Starting Line in Hanoi [15:37]
2. The Journey Begins and Emotions Surface [19:36]
3. Heading South to the DMZ and the Battlefields [20:34]
4. Halfway Down the Road [8:16]
5. Challenging the Hai Van Pass and Returning to China Beach [10:08]
6. My Lai [12:21]
7. Side Trips and a Therapeutic Encounter [13:37]
8. Journey's End: Ho Chi Min City [8:57]
9. Epilogue [3:49]
10. Credits [2:49]
1. Reunion at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. [3:24]
2. The Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washintgton D.C. [3:18]
3. Who Decides When It Is Too Dangerous? [11:17]
4. Adult Vietnamese English Students Confront the Americans With Feelings From the War [1:51]
5. Duane Meets a South Vietnamese Veteran Beside the Road [1:48]
6. The Mechanics of Hand Cycles [1:33]

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