Directed by Pete Pepper | USA / VIETNAM | 2010 | 85min | (Q&A)
KILLING MEMORIES is a cathartic and riveting film about a return trip to Vietnam by a group of five Vietnam War veterans, who together seek to heal a past which still haunts them. Shot on tiny HD cameras with a production budget of less than $75,000, the film allows an up-close and personal view of the reality of war and its devastating aftermath … some 40 years later. Narrator and filmmaker Pete Pepper was the company commander for the men, the old man in his unit at age 23. He takes them back in part to repay them for saving his life after the unexpected suicide of his wife in 2004 when the men came to his rescue, much as he had done for them during the war. KILLING MEMORIES is a powerful, must-see film about grief, trauma, masculinity, and the roads to healing and peace. - Russ Spencer
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