Documentary Examines Contributions of Mexican-American Veterans

San Antonio-based filmmaker Laura Varela will be on hand for the screening of her documentary “As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Rosebud Theater of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies and will include a question-and-answer session moderated by Dr. William Arce, Assistant Professor of English, following the film.

“As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos” looks at the contribution Mexican-Americans made during the Vietnam War through archival footage and three veteran profiles. The film also explores the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder, activism and the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A trailer for the film can be viewed on Varela’s website.

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