Voices from Vietnam: Reflecting at the Wall

Synopsis

This documentary was first aired on SCETV in 2016. It has since been aired on PBS stations across the USA and was a finalist at the Beaufort international Film Festival

The film is based upon the reflections of 20 people that visited 'The Wall that Heals' when it came to Blythewood in 2016. These 20 people are made up of 16 Veterans of various branches of the military, all of whom served in the Vietnam war, 1 relative, 1 visitor, 1 volunteer and guide and the organizer of the event
It comprises of 6 chapters: Honoring the wall, When the world changed, The uglies of war, When I get back to the world, The Healing Wall, A poem for my Daughter.

Crew:

A Modos Media Production

Producer: Raymond Smith

Camera and Editor: Andrew Smith

Associate Producer: Keith Bogart

Camera: Banks Meador

Camera: Lee Baldwin

Music: Charles H. Dickie

Production Assistants: Katie McCarthy, Anthony Sampedro, Nicole Welch

 
 

The Lost 74: 

The story of the USS Frank E. Evans

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Synopsis

It was a clear night on a flat calm sea... the USS Frank E. Evans DD754 a destroyer moves across dark waters in the midst of a training exercise known as Operation Sea Spirit, the bridge crew of the Evans was on keen alert, tracking their course along with the movements of HMAS Melbourne, an Australian aircraft carrier. Unbeknownst to all those on board these two ships, tragedy was just minutes away... A series of unfortunate errors would lead to a tragic collision that would result in the Melbourne cutting the Evans in half, rapidly taking 74 of the Evans’ crew to the bottom of the South China Sea.

This is the story of the Frank E. Evans, told through the memories and experiences of survivors of that collision. As yet, the names of the 74 who died that night have not been added to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC

This film is dedicated to those who perished and those who survived aboard the USS Frank E Evans for their service and sacrifice during the Vietnam war. 

Crew:

A Modos Media Production

Producer: Raymond Smith

Camera and Editor: Andrew Smith

Sound Recordist: Nick Beasley

Voice: Chris Phillips

Music: Charles H. Dickie