‘Soldados’ film

June 14, 2006

The film, “Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the InfoZone at Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library.

The film is based on Charley Trujillo's book about the wartime and postwar experiences of five Chicano soldiers who served in Vietnam, which was an American Book Award winner in 1991. It details the unique position of Chicanos caught between blacks and Anglos in the civil rights struggles in America; and in America's contradictory views of the Vietnam War itself.

The film will be followed by a discussion, sponsored by Veterans Outreach of Community Advocates.

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