Join us for a screening two Vietnam films – “The Soul of Vietnam” and “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger”– at the Carnegie Library – Homewood Branch on May 15, as part of the 2019 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center.
The double feature will host a panel of the producer, director, and Vietnam veterans to discuss the films and their experiences.
About the Films
“The Soul of Vietnam” was written and produced by Samuel W Black and directed by Chris Ivey of Hyperboy Media. This film was first featured in the exhibit, Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era, in 2006. It chronicles the cultural expression of African American Vietnam War veterans before, during, and after the war as they recall their lives in the 1960s.
“No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger” was filmed at the Harlem Fall Mobilization March in 1967 and gathered first-person reactions from marchers and Vietnam vets about social protest, Black life, racism, and the Vietnam war.
Total run time: 95 minutes
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
This public program will be held at the Carnegie Library – Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208.
For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs, at 412-454-6391 or email@example.com.
The 2019 From Slavery to Freedom film series includes:
Wednesday, February 20: Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power
Wednesday, May 15: The Soul of Vietnam; No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger
Wednesday, August 21: 1959 The Year that Changed Jazz
Wednesday, November 6: Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask