We are pleased to announce that Abandoned Allies is now available online! Now you can watch the film through Vimeo On Demand for just $3.99. Learn more about the loyal American allies known as Montagnards by watching Abandoned Allies online today: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/allies.
We truly appreciate the positive feedback regarding Abandoned Allies and look forward to screening it soon. People in the Charlotte and Greensboro areas of North Carolina have requested screenings, so we are working on that. We’re searching for theatres willing to show the film. If you know of excellent independent theatres in those areas, please let us know in the comments below.
Thank you, again, for the words of encouragement. We know this film means a lot to so many people, and we’re eager to share it with you soon. We’ll post more information here when it’s available.
Producer-Director, Abandoned Allies
We screened Abandoned Allies at the IMAX at Marbles on Sunday, February 3, 2013. We had an impressive turnout! To all the folks that attended the screening and stayed for the question and answer session: thank you! The conversations had at the Q&A were so memorable. What a wonderful afternoon! Here are two photos taken by John Havel.
Screenings like this happen with the help of a lot of very kind, generous people. read more…
Last week we screened Abandoned Allies at Meredith College, thanks to the kind support of so many people. We held a Q&A afterwards to continue the conversation. There were so many thought-provoking questions. Here are a few photos from the screening at Meredith College.
Screenings like this happen with the support of so many people. We appreciate the kind and generous support of everyone involved. Here are a few of the special folks who helped make last week’s screenings a possibility.
Special thanks to Hilary Allen, director of alumnae and parent relations at Meredith College, for suggesting the screening. Thank you to Dr. Alisa Johnson, professor of English, for the opportunity to speak with her students and for leading the efforts to organize the screening. Many thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Martinson, professor of history and political science, for the encouragement and support of the event (and for offering extra credit to students who attended!). Special thanks to Alice Martinson for the words of encouragement and the introduction to Dr. Martinson. Many, many thanks to two guys I absolutely adored when I attended MC: John Kincheloe, media specialist, and Bill Brown, director of events and community programs at Meredith College. Also, a special shout out to Stephen McAdams for helping Bill Brown with such an incredible stage set up!
More thanks to Surry Roberts, Vien Siu, Hip Ksor, Nick Palmer, and George Shepard for being part of the Q&A session. It is always wonderful to have folks available to answer the important questions from audiences. Sincerest thanks for the dedication and time shared to make these screenings great.
It’s been six years since Y’Soai Eban has seen his wife and two children. They were reunited last week at RDU. Thanks to WRAL-TV, you can hear Y’Soai share the story in his own words. Read the full story here and watch the story below.
Thank you, WRAL-TV, for covering such a great story. It means so much to so many people.
REMINDER: There will be two FREE screenings of Abandoned Allies at IMAX at Marbles this Sunday, February 3rd. One screening will start at 3:00 pm, then there will be a question and answer session immediately following. A second screening will start at 5:15 pm. Please join us and bring your friends!
Visit the event page for more details!
After watching Abandoned Allies, people often ask how they can get give back to the Montagnards who loyally supported American troops during the Vietnam War. Here’s an excellent opportunity to volunteer one hour per week in Raleigh, N.C., if you’re one of the folks seeking such an opportunity.
This message is from St. Paul’s Christian Church:
Montagnards are eager to learn, but need your help! St. Paul’s Christian Church is starting a tutoring program on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. St. Paul’s is located at 3331 Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh, near Rex Hospital.
This will be an informal program – no experience is required, just flexibility and a willingness to help as needed. We have several Montagnard children who need help with homework and reading skills. Several adults would also like help with English conversation and literacy. We may need you to read a simple book with a child or adult, help a teenager write an essay, or simply talk with an adult to build confidence in their English speaking abilities.
It’s a great pleasure to announce that Meredith College will host a screening of Abandoned Allies on January 30, 2013. We’re incredibly honored to share the film with the students, faculty, and staff this month. We’ll also have a Q&A after the film screens. If you’re interested in attending, please visit MeredithCollege.edu for more information.
Yesterday Abandoned Allies was shown at the Saint Paul’s Christian Church in Raleigh, N.C. Special thanks to Diane Faires for organizing the event, and Julie Mullin for the tour of the gardens at the church. More information about the screening is available on the director’s blog Diary of a Documentary: http://bit.ly/SO2Lxk.
We look forward to bringing the film to your area, but we need your help. To organize a screening, send an email to abandonedallies [at] gmail.com.