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Maxine Hong Kingston and the road back from Vietnam

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Digital Classics (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©1996.
Series: Stories my country told me.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Facing the reality of what happened in Southeast Asia-and bringing others together to reconcile with it-has become the life work of novelist Maxine Hong Kingston, who teaches Buddhism and creative writing to Vietnam veterans. "In the workshops, [they] break out of the solipsism, the narcissism, the isolation," says Professor Kingston, who was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Clinton. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Digital Classics (Firm), 1996
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Digital Classics (Firm)
OCLC Number: 707967542
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 01, 2009.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Author Maxine Hong Kingston (4:07) --
Buddhist Movement During Vietnam War (2:38) --
Vietnam Veterans' Stories (4:39) --
Creative Writing: Healing War Wounds (3:56) --
Dichotomy of Veteran's Experiences in Vietnam (4:06) --
Vietnam Veterans: Healing the Spirit (5:57) --
Importance of Ancestral History (4:09) --
Vietnam Veterans: Return to Vietnam (4:27) --
Military Markets to American Youth (4:21) --
Personal and Spiritual Healing (4:01) --
Power of the Present Moment (4:28) --
Veterans Cope with Trauma (4:25).
Series Title: Stories my country told me.; Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Digital Classics (Firm).

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Facing the reality of what happened in Southeast Asia-and bringing others together to reconcile with it-has become the life work of novelist Maxine Hong Kingston, who teaches Buddhism and creative writing to Vietnam veterans. "In the workshops, [they] break out of the solipsism, the narcissism, the isolation," says Professor Kingston, who was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Clinton. In this program, Professor Kingston explores the causes and effects of alienation from one's country in a journey to France in 1996 to meet with Thich Nhat Hahn, who was a strong presence at the Paris talks that later produced the peace accords ending the Vietnam War.

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