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Wesleyan University

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Program Name

Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

Abstract

Remnants of the American War is an interactive documentary exploring the legacy of the American War in Vietnam. The project tells the stories of individuals who were affected by or are involved with the conflict’s legacy within an interactive web interface. Envisioned as the counter-narrative to existing American portrayals of the conflict, the project seeks to illuminate Vietnamese perspectives that are often unheard within Western culture.

Featuring interviews with veterans, social workers, and artists whom I encountered during a month long journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, the project highlights ongoing issues such as Agent Orange and Vietnam’s residual land mines, and poses broader questions about the nature of the war, and what it means to the Vietnamese people. The project is a multimedia mixing of photographic portraiture, documentary film, and interactive web design.

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Military and Veterans Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Politics and Social Change | Social Welfare

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