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Dear America – Letters Home from Vietnam

May 29, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

This classic HBO documentary features reenactments of actual letters written by soldiers during the Vietnam war. In each case, a famous celebrity voice (Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, and others) reads the letters to
All the confusion, pain, despair, and even hope of the men and women who served in Vietnam is captured in Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. Read by dozens of actors such as Harvey Keitel, Matt Dillon, and Kathleen Turner, these letters show a more human story of the war than we see in most media outlets and reveal real people in real situations trying to explain or understand. The footage, some newsreel, some shot by the servicemen and servicewomen, reveals a t… More >>

Dear America – Letters Home from Vietnam


5 Responses to “Dear America – Letters Home from Vietnam”
  1. This is as *perfect* as documentary film-making gets.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This movie was a very good movie. It was able to show the harsh effects of war on everybody. It also showed that war is hard and it is sad, but what these boys did was protect our lives, it helped me see that they gave their live to save mine. What an admirable thing to do. These were just boys and they were so brave! The movie wanted to make me stand up and say support our troops!! yes war is sad and its sad that things come to that but the war is worth fighting and we should thank the ones that do it for us.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I purchased this as a part of a lesson plan on the Vietnam unit. The letters are read by celebrities and they portray the emotions of fear, anger, loneliness and terror.

    It’s one thing to read about Vietnam, but to hear the actual letters and view video from real footage makes it more personal.

    I would recommend this to any history buff, teacher or the individual who just wants to understand more of what our soldiers experienced.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Using real letters from American soldiers who fought the Vietnam army, the story of the war is told in a totally different way, showing all it’s dramas, as told by the ones who witnessed them. Everyone who is interested on the subject should, at least, watch the movie.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This movie, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, is the quintessential film portraying both the agony of war and the triumph of the human spirit. I’m a teacher, and I show it to my classes every year. It positively arrests them. An unbelievable blend of humor, drama, hope, tragedy, and the reality of war. I cannot recommend this film more highly.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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