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Regret to Inform

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72 minutes
Source: New Video

Venturing to Vietnam twenty years after her husband was killed in a mortar attack, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn finds a mesmerizing landscape filled with psychic remnants of war. Going beyond the physical and emotional devastation, she talks to those on all sides of the struggle, discovering a common bond in loss, and ultimately, understanding.

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