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BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT

USA, 2000 (MIFF 2001, Documentaries)

Director: Beth B P Beth, Chantal Bernstein

Breathe In. Breathe Out follows three Vietnam War veterans, accompanied by their grown-up children, as they journey back to the very jungles and villages where they were once stationed. Leading viewers on a harrowing passage into their own memories and psyches, they relive the horrors and terrors that destroyed their youth. Alongside them, their children experience these traumatic memories of the past for the first time.

A 20-year filmmaking and multimedia career has put Beth B at the forefront of confrontational cinema. Her latest documentary examines the indelible scars of the Vietnam War—not simply to include the psychological terror it had on veterans but on their families and friends as well. Her in your face cinema style sees the veterans recollect moments of anxiety and anger, shame and even guilt .This film is dedicated to all those affected by the trauma of war.

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