Margot Carlson Delogne lost her father in the Vietnam War. As she grew to adulthood, she began wondering about the children in Vietnam who also lost their parents. Her wondering led to an idea to promote healing.
The 2 Sides Project, a nonprofit, was created in March 2015 to connect sons and daughters who lost fathers on opposite sides of the Vietnam War and has led to a new feature documentary film.
The documentary follows the unforgettable journey of six Americans as they discover a country and a people with a shared history and common grief. In Vietnam, they met more than 20 Vietnamese sons and daughters where their fathers died in the war.
Directed by Anthony Istrico, the film captures these powerful encounters along with emotional visits to the sites where their fathers had died some 50 years ago.
Carlson Delogne and Istrico will be part of a special Public Square Speakers Series presentation and screening of "The 2 Sides Project" documentary shown on the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio big screen.
Admission is free. Reservations are requested. wsre.org/speakers for more info.