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Screening of In Country, a documentary about Vietnam War re-enactments directed by Meghan O’Hara and Mike Attie

May 6, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
MIIS Irvine Auditorium

Vinh-Nguyen_IN-COUNTRY-smTo many of us, the idea of Civil War re-enactment is a familiar concept. But the men of Delta 2/5(R) recreate the battles of a far more charged conflict: The Vietnam War. For one weekend a year, the woods of Oregon transform as a mix of combat enthusiasts, Iraq veterans, and even a former South Vietnamese Army officer, revive — by choice — a war that a whole generation would much rather forget. Disquieting and provocative, In Country blurs fantasy with trauma, deftly tugging at the imposing question: what compels these men to don the vintage uniforms and meticulously bring this controversial war back to life? DVDs of In Country will also be for sale.

In Country premiered in 2014 at the Full Frame Documentary Festival and had its international premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. Since its premiere the film has screened at numerous film festivals around the country and abroad, and was released in theaters in April 2015. In Country  received funding from The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and has earned rave reviews from the TIME, Salon, The Atlantic, AV Club, Film Comment, PBS NewsHour, and The Boston Sunday Globe. In 2014, Meghan O’Hara, Mike Attie, and Editor Lindsay Utz were selected as ‘Filmmakers to Watch’ by The Independent. A section of the film was presented as a special Veterans Day New York Times Op-Doc in 2014.

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