We need fans of Carbon Trace Productions to help us tell “A Vietnam Peace Story” we announced a few days ago. The modest sum of $2,000 will help us fill in some expense gaps in Vietnam and pay some production expenses. Please donate. Every little bit helps. And please share with your social networks. Many thanks from the Carbon Trace team!
The Carbon Trace Productions documentary team will travel to Vietnam in March to film a story about former U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen returning to Hill 50 where they fought soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army as part of Operation Utah in 1966. Their journey will include visiting the battle field, meeting with NVA soldiers who fought against them on Hill 50, and visiting a rural school where U.S. Marines have been doing charitable work through the years — the little-told story of work that follows from humanitarian service to villagers in South Vietnam during the war. For all but one of the seven soldiers traveling in March, this is their first trip back since the war.
The Carbon Trace documentary team of Shane Franklin and Taye Taye got footage in November at the Tornillo internment camp that no other film or news organization was able to get. CBS News contacted us to purchase use of footage taken at the rear of the facility where the team was able to get close to the boys in the camp. CBS ran two reports using our footage in early January (here and here). Also see our news report — The Boys of Tornillo — on the CTP/Eyewitness site.