OIA Film Series featuring Be Good, Smile Pretty
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: ACB 240
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) invites you to spend your lunch hour with us. Come view one of the many extraordinary DVDs from our library.
Be Good, Smile Pretty
- Thursday, September 13
- 12:00 noon
- ACB 240
This award-winning film chronicles Tracy Droz Tragos’s heart wrenching journey to understand and cope with a loss shared by the estimated 20,000 Americans whose fathers were killed in Vietnam. Weaving emotionally compelling interviews with home movies, stock footage, and family photos, Tragos travels from Selma, Alabama to the U.S. Senate in search of her father’s Naval Academy roommates and war buddies, each of whom has been silently mourning his death and remembers her father’s life in his own way. Along her journey Tragos comes to know her father as a man, untangled from the memory of a war that wounded a nation. And while some discoveries are almost too difficult to bear, it is ultimately the truth that allows her, and her entire family, to understand and move forward.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Free snacks will be provided!
For more information about the films in the OIA library, visit our website.
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