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Telling War: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Ron Osgood

Ron Osgood is a Vietnam Veteran, Documentary Filmmaker & Professor Emeritus from the Media School at Indiana University. His new film, Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides is a journey from present to past and back again that follows Vietnam veteran Ron Osgood in his quest to recover fragmented and buried stories from all sides of the Vietnam War/American War, revealing multiple perspectives that are thematically interconnected. The stories from veterans and non-combatants look at the ways in which war becomes inscribed into the life histories of ordinary individuals and the attempt to humanize our former enemies. By interweaving American and Vietnamese perspectives, the program promotes cross-cultural connection, empathy and compassion. Recipient, 2018 Regional Emmy for Documentary. Official Selection, The History Film Festival.

Ron Osgood is in Spokane as part of Gonzaga University's Telling War Project. More information and event details can be found on Gonzaga University's website.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.