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Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

The Mark of War

Plaza Docs
Friday, August 9
El Paso Public Library
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Director Ricardo Ainslie is a psychoanalyst and a member of the University of Texas at Austin faculty. His taut, smoothly paced documentary, sponsored in part by Humanities Texas, cuts between archival footage of the Vietnam War and interviews with seven Vietnam vets, tracing their lives from childhood to combat and examining their struggles with what they experienced so far from home. Ainslie said he wanted “to create a reflective psychological portrait rather than a historical or political treatment of the Vietnam War,” while connecting the experiences to the modern soldier. He succeeded in this short, riveting documentary.

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Starring: Tom Christie, Gordon Fowler, Eduardo Garza, Will Hill
Rated: NR