Capri: No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N*****

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Showings

Capri TheaterThu, May 3 7:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Film @ the Capri
Black Cinema: Under the Skin
Tags:Documentary
Culture & Society
Social Justice
War
Release Year:1968
Runtime:86 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Anthology Film Archives
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
Cast/Crew
Director:David Loeb Weiss

Description

This newly restored documentary amplifies African American responses to the Vietnam War. No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N***** presents spontaneous street interviews conducted during the massive April 1967 march on the United Nations by the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War. Just one week after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s powerful “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church, Harlem residents, marchers, and GIs address the disproportionate losses of men of color and the injustices perpetrated by the US overseas. Interwoven with the protest footage is a group interview with three black veterans, recorded in May 1968, in which they describe their experiences of the war and the discrimination and racialized poverty to which they returned.


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