Director Bill Couturie, Jonas McCord / 1982 / USA

Vietnam Requiem is a documentary focusing on five Vietnam veterans who are now serving time in prison. All five men enlisted - each fought honorably and was heavily decorated for heroism. The film provides stock footage of the war, intercut with the men recalling their personal experiences during and after their service in Vietnam.

The men returned home expecting a World War II hero' s welcome - instead they experienced their country's rejection, and isolation from their families and friends. Unable to forget the Vietnam experience, they became victims of frequent flashbacks and nightmares. Ultimately, their unhappiness lead to drinking, thoughts of suicide, and violence. The personal problems faced by these men are seen to be representative of a significant number of America's Vietnam veterans.

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