The Whistleblower Of My Lai
(65 min) Vietnam/US
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Director: Connie Field
Producers: Connie Field, Gregory Scharpen

Description:
The Whistleblower of My Lai is a unique fusion of opera and documentary that blends the emotional crystallization of a dramatized human story with the concreteness of real life. It tells a story that captures both the best and worst of humanity through the examination of one incident in one man’s life: army helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson and his discovery and exposure of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

Biography:
Connie Field is an Academy Award nominated, and Emmy Award winning director. Before getting involved in film she worked as an organizer in many social and human rights organizations where she established her commitment to progressive social change which she has carried into her film career. Some of her previous work includes Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine, about an African American gospel choir touring Palestine in a Palestinian play about Martin Luther King Jr; the seven-part series Have You Heard From Johannesburg, on the global movement that ended Apartheid in South Africa, Freedom on My Mind a history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi; the feminist classic The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter and ¡Salud! on Cuba's role in the struggle for global health equity. She has won numerous awards including Academy Award nominations, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, a primetime Emmy Award, British Academy Award Nominee.

Gregory Scharpen was the series editor for Clarity Films' Emmy-winning series Have You Heard From Johannesburg, and edited Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine, The Whistleblower of My Lai and Oliver Tambo for them. He has also edited music videos for Project Soundwave, Zoe Boekbinder, Kronos Quartet, and Vân Ánh Võ. Under the name Thomas Carnacki he records and performs what is occasionally referred to as "experimental music", having released several lps, cds, and ep under that monicker. Over the course of over a decade of activity, Carnacki (or Scharpen) has worked with luminaries such as Carla Bozulich, Nurse With Wound, irr. app. (ext.), and Carla Kihlstedt.

Contact Information:
e: connie@clarityfilms.org
w: http://www.clarityfilms.org/mylai.html


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