After returning to Vietnam for the first time in 47 years, two women experience an upwelling of emotions as they trace their early experiences as Red Cross Donut Dollie volunteers in 1968, moving via helicopter from one battle zone to the next to provide beaten-down troops with a fresh and smiling face. The Dollies are treated with immense compassion and hospitality by the Vietnamese, but it is their encounters with traveling U.S. veterans that bring up feelings so strong and complex that no one can dam their tears. The Dollies recount their profound journey from admittedly naïve young women to emergency therapists for grieving and traumatized soldiers. Though their mission was to project wholesome motherly and sisterly love, there were a few instances of wild nights and secret affairs. This moving film honors their sacrifice and serves as a reminder that not all Dollies made it back from the war, either.
|Cast:||Dorset Anderson, Mary Bowe|
|Language:||in English and Vietnamese with English subtitles|
|Running Time:||87 minutes|
guests in attendance
Director Norman Anderson, producer Jess Hill, and subject Dorset Anderson are expected to be in attendance on January 6, 7, and 12.