(Hit the play button!) May 29 SALEM OREGON LIVE PRESENTATION OF Vietnam: An Inner View FILM SEGMENTS, LIVE MUSIC, READINGS, SLIDES, and DISCUSSION We will have photobooks and soundtrack CDs available for review and purchase. Spread the word to your Oregon friends! We are thrilled to have been invited to share our project this coming Memorial Day Weekend at the Vagabond Brewing Co. in Salem Oregon. SUNDAY MAY 29 at 4:00 pm with an acoustic BUFFALO ROMEO concert following at 6:30 pm. Here’s the Facebook EVENT link: https://www.facebook.com/events/229767014052401/ All ages, no cover, donations for the documentary project are encouraged. Vagabond Brewing is at 2195 Hyacinth St, NE – Their phone is 503-512-9007
The photobook, 1000 Yard Stare, is changing the way people see the Vietnam war. Families and friends of veterans say their understanding of the experience is greatly enriched by our music, the book, and the videos (which will soon be combined into a ~75 minute documentary. This was our first successful KICKSTARTER video, the only vid we have featuring the song Changing of the Guard (which, for some, is the top tune on the soundtrack CD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rmGofEVIcs Please BUY THE PHOTOBOOK for Christmas! We only have 15 or so left, and when they’re gone, they’re gone (as stipulated in our Stackpole Books contract). The deluxe hardcover version won’t be available until September of 2016. We need the dough to finish the film. Have a great holiday season, by the way, and thanks for visiting our FB page. www.vietnaminnerview.com/order
We put out the CD and the photobook with your help! Next comes the film, which will be a bit more costly, but well worth the time and money! Go HERE and throw in what you can afford! Your donations are tax deductible. We will thank you publicly and send you whichever of the PERKS you qualify for!
Please make a contribution! to our INDIE GO GO campaign Let’s get this show on the road! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-vietnam-war-through-a-new-lens-tripwire/x/9187226
Our project, Viet Nam: An Inner View, is being developed and produced with the express intention of encouraging veterans to tell their stories. All available evidence points to the importance of working through trauma with trusted counselors &/or loved ones. Put our photobook into your father’s or uncle’s hands, sit down with him, and listen. The photobook in particular provides so much background and detail on day-to-day doings when combat WASN’T happening, the story really brings the human, breathing side of veterans right to the fore. www.VietnamInnerView.com/order This is a “campfire” song…. although there were very few campfires, as far as we’ve been able to ascertain!
WE bring the whole package: vids, photos, music, readings, discussion… www.vietnaminnerview.com
This is a rough-cut demo showing how we’ll employ various media to tell the day-to-day story of life during and after the Vietnam War. Follow the link (below). Subscribe to our YouTube channel, please!
With the express intent of spurring national dialogue on the roots and expressions of PTSD, of encouraging modern-day veterans to seek out help and to communicate their own stories, and to re-shape the national perspective on Vietnam veterans by way of an apolitical, sympathetic, explicit visualization of their day-to-day lives fighting and dying in Vietnam, Marc and Lea have once again found common ground. Tripwire! the film
www.vietnaminnerview.com/order In case we haven’t made this clear, 1000 Yard Stare: THE PHOTOBOOK is NOT a rah rah USA USA! sort of endeavor. It certainly shows our military forces (USMC in particular) in a good light…. But more importantly it shows our fighting men to be HUMAN, which — for Vietnam vets — did not happen much in the popular press. That’s one of the reasons this book is important…. Marc was in active combat working with artillery (not as a photographer!) and, so, didn’t catch a lot of combat photography, but he caught nearly everything else: the drudgery, the humor, the edginess of not knowing who/where the enemy was, the brotherhood of warriors, the back roads, the R&R adventures, the beauty and squalor of the land… It’s a fantastic piece of work, if I (Lea, the other producer) do say so. Marc did three combat tours, and somewhere in the middle after one too many firefights, his idealism faded, to be replaced with something else not as easily defined. We’ll get to that in the film, Tripwire! Suffice it to say, we don’t think his story is unique….. EXCEPT by virtue of Marc having captured the whole damn thing on film. We’re going to find a publisher soon. www.vietnaminnerview.com/order
http://www.vietnaminnerview.com/order/ “1000 Yard Stare is one-of-a-kind. Marc Waszkiewicz’s photos convey the poignant, glaring reality of the Vietnam War like nothing I’ve seen before. A stunning collection. Highly recommended!” (Bernie Weisz, Amazon.com book reviewer, writer, and noted Vietnam War historian.) “awesome, sobering, impressive… Rocks.” anon “Marc was fascinated by all the things around him, often taking pictures of daily life and even volunteering for special assignments in order to get some “good shots.” Today I finally see why.” ~ (Dave Brown, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), Marc’s first company commander in Vietnam, and author of the book BATTLELINES.) You can order the softcover coffee table photobook here: http://www.vietnaminnerview.com/order/