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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Oct 1995 10:21:46 CDT
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> >Does anyone know the title, date of release, and production co./distributor
> >for the documentary made about Maya Lin, the architect who designed the Viet
> >Nam Memorial?  It won some kind of award this year, I think, but I don't
> >know the name of it, etc.  It would also be helpful to know the running time
> >of the film.
> >
> >Many thanks!
> >
> >Donna Harrington Kenny
> The title of the film is MAYA LIN: A STRONG CLEAR VISION, directed by
> Frieda Lee Mock, produced by Sanders and Mock Productions.  Running time is
> 105 minutes.  The distributor is Ocean Releasing (Mock's company).  Reason
> you haven't seen it is because it was completed just before Oscar-time, and
> actually won the Oscar before making the rounds at Festivals.
> Actually, the film showed just last weekend at the Seattle Asian American
> Film Festival.  At the festival, Mock announced that it would be on PBS
> "end of next year" (not sure whether she meant calendar year 1996 or
> 1995-96 season).  The film opens theatrically on October 20th in
> Washington, DC; November 3 in NYC, and then in major markets the next
> weekend (which is of course Veterans Day).
> BTW, just to be nitpicky, I believe the proper name of the memorial is the
> Vietnam *Veterans* Memorial; I feel this is important given the battles
> over whether Lin's design was making a statement about the politics of the
> war (arguably Ross Perot's position) or about the memory of those (from the
> U.S.) who lost their lives (the committee's position).
Incidentally, Maya Lin also designed a moving civil rights memorial
in Montgomery, Alabama.  I think there may have been some features
done on it by Alabama Public Television.  For info, contact Brent
Davis ([log in to unmask]) at the Center for Public Television.
Jeremy Butler
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Telecommunication and Film/University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa
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