Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is an grammy Award–winning 1987 documentary, inspired by the anthology of the same title, directed by Bill Couturié. Using real letters written by US soldiers (which can be read in the book along with many more) and archive footage, the film creates a highly personal experience of the Vietnam War. The film won the Special Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance Film Festival in 1988. It was also screened out of competition at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

Roger Ebert commented, "There have been many great movies about Vietnam. This is the one that completes the story."

Famous quotes containing the words vietnam, home, dear and/or letters:

    Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1992)

    I knew a pure heart who refused tot be mistrustful.... He had written at his doorstep: “From wherever you are, enter and be welcome”. Who do you think responded to this lovely invitation? The militia, who made themselves at home and gutted him.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    The meeting, in spite of my attempt to decline it, appointed me one of the delegates, so that in getting Baker the nomination, I shall be “fixed” a good deal like a fellow who is made groomsman to the man what has cut him out, and is marrying his own dear “gal.”
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    I have a vast deal to say, and shall give all this morning to my pen. As to my plan of writing every evening the adventures of the day, I find it impracticable; for the diversions here are so very late, that if I begin my letters after them, I could not go to bed at all.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)