This is the story of the inner journey back to Vietnam for a group of Marines who fought a desperate battle on Hill 50 in 1966. For many Americans, Vietnam is a war. But by returning to that place where they fought, and some of their fellow Marines died, these men discover a vibrant place and a lovely people.
The Carbon Trace Team had the privilege of accompanying the men of Lima Company to Vietnam where they visited battle sites, met with former adversaries, and discovered a different world than the one they had known.
Current Production State:
A Vietnam Peace Story is finished (as of 2 December 2020). We are now entering film festivals. We will have news about distribution soon.
Watch the Teaser:
Director: Andy Cline
Executive Producers: Julie Reynolds, Gary Harlan, and Andy Cline
Producers: Shannon Cay and Shane Franklin
Director of Photography: Taye Taye
Field Producer: Ha Hoang Beavers
Camera Operators: Andy Cline, Taye Taye, and Shane Franklin
Music: Jeff Freling
Editor: Austin Wood
Sound Editor: Matt Foster
Production Assistant: Jym Wilson, Chelsea Eichholz, Jason Brasier, and Ethan Turner
Always Faithful: Returning to Vietnam is the book based upon the experiences of the Marines from Lima Company, by Gary Harlan. It is available on Amazon.
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