Keep an eye out for this one and save the date. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10-11:30 p.m. ET, PBS brings us On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam. Through compelling stories and candid interviews, the film conveys the rich heritage of military service, a deeply rooted part of Latino cultural identity in the U.S., and looks at the contributions made by Latino veterans and their families during the Vietnam era. The film also explores the controversy and changing attitudes amid the growing Chicano anti-war movement and within a community reeling over disproportionate losses and divided over participation in the war.
Key to the movie is the significant role played by Latino Americans during a defining moment in our nation’s history. It also offers extraordinary insights into how this diverse group helped shape events during that turbulent time, said Dave Davis of Oregon Public Broadcasting, the films presenter.
Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect.