The horrors of War never die as told by the vets who were there in their own words. The story emerging is not one on the war itself, but on the endless aftermath, these men and women confront back home. Their story is of the war after the war, rejection, disenchantment, nightmares, and resiliency. More than 40 years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War. For years, many veterans of this war refused to talk about their experience, not uncommon for combat veterans. They shared their stories only with their Vietnam brothers. Now, as the ravages of Agent Orange and age march on, four vets who volunteer at the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial have decided to share their stories for the first time.
Working mostly in television but also digital content, Tom Phillips developed written, shot, and produced 88 hours of television programming for The History Channel, Discovery, Nat Geo, Outdoor Channel, Smithsonian, BBC, BBC Worldwide, Comedy Central, and PBS. As a filmmaker, his primary responsibly is to create story elements that will engage the audience and maintain high ratings.
This selection of shorts include documentaries about the Vietnam War, the Veterans, and the War’s aftermath.