Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (DVD 105 min.s) This DVD is part 20
years of independent point-of-view (POV) documentary storytelling on PBS.
film (winner – Academy Award Best Documentary Feature) documents
the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, beginning
with the story
of its creator, a 21-year-old architecture student, whose plan was
selected from over 1,000 designs, beating out some of the top international
firms. Despite vociferous opposition from veterans' organizations
and members of Congress, the monument was built, eventually becoming
one of the world's
most frequently visited memorials.
Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story (DVD – 70 min.s)
This DVD is part 20 years of independent point-of-view (POV) documentary storytelling
on PBS. “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” (winner – Emmy
Ward Outstanding Achievement in Directing and Editing) brings to life
for the first
time the inspirational story of an unsung American civil rights hero,
and demonstrates the power of ordinary citizens to rise up against injustice.
In 1942, Fred Korematsu was an average 23-year-old California native
as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order
9006, which sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment
camps, he became
something extraordinary -- a civil rights champion. The film chronicles
the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu and offers a cautionary
the safeguarding of civil liberties in the mounting war on terror.
Regret to Inform (DVD - ) This DVD is part 20 years of independent
point-of-view (POV) documentary storytelling on PBS. Twenty years after
her husband was
killed in a mortar attack, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn travels to
Vietnam to the very place where her husband was killed. Filled with extraordinary
archival footage from the war, breathtaking visions of modern day
and heart-wrenching stories from both Vietnamese and American war
to Inform” (winner – George Foster Peabody Award) is a journey
into the heart and soul of war.
Time of Fear (DVD – 60 mins.)
In World War II more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced
to leave their homes and relocate to military camps dotted across
United States. “Time of Fear” tells the story of 16,000
Japanese American men, women, and children who were sent to two
in southeast Arkansas. The video tells a powerful tale of racism
and resilience that still resonates today.