National Launch of Documentary “Vietnam in HD” at Heritage Museum”
October 21, 2011
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Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
To Participate in National Launch of Documentary
Vietnam in HD with “Lou Reda Productions”
Lou and Scott Reda to Appear in Person
Saturday, November 5th, 1:00 p.m.
Allentown, Pennsylvania – The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will host internationally acclaimed Lou Reda Productions and New York based HISTORY, formerly known as The History Channel, in a pre-release of their upcoming newest documentary titled Vietnam in HD. Through a special arrangement, the Heritage Museum has scheduled an advance public showing of one hour of this documentary on Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 p.m. The announcement was made today by Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
Told through the real-life, first person accounts of thirteen people whose lives were forever changed by the war, Vietnam in HD showcases uncensored war footage. “This is original footage never before seen by most Americans,” said Reda. “It depicts the sights, sounds, and stories of the Vietnam War from the massive initial troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon a decade later.” To create this series, HISTORY launched an exhaustive worldwide search for rare film, much of it taken by soldiers with handheld cameras. Converted to HD for unprecedented clarity, the dynamic footage, combined with powerful storytelling, immerses the viewer in the war experience.
The veterans’ poignant stories are voiced and delivered with emotional impact by some of Hollywood’s top talents, including Golden Globe Winner Michael C. Hall, who narrates the film. You will meet courageous men and women including servicemen, an Army nurse, a United Press International reporter, and many more. This is their story that is enshrined in this fascinating docudrama.
Reda and his company, Lou Reda Productions, are known worldwide for producing hundreds of high quality historical documentaries. They have received many honors, including a 2009 Emmy Award for the series WWII in HD for HISTORY. Vietnam in HD uses the same experiential story-telling to bring the Vietnam War to life.
Every American, young or old, will enjoy this exciting opportunity. “We are honored to be working with HISTORY and Lou Reda Productions to screen Vietnam in HD at our Museum,” said Garrera. “To have Lou Reda, the legendary documentary filmmaker who produced this film, present to publicly discuss the historic importance of this film is a rare and high honor.”
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is a teaching institution that attracts a diverse audience. Its collections of historical Americana, located at 432 W. Walnut Street in Allentown, include over 35,000 three-dimensional objects, 3 million documents and more than 75,000 vintage photographs. The Museum is located at 432 W. Walnut Street in Allentown. Parking is available in the rear of the Museum, on the street, and in nearby lots. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joseph Garrera, Executive Director, at 484-553-2592 (cell) any time of day or at 610-435-1074. Visit www.lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org or Facebook.
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Caption: Photo Caption: Scott Reda (left), Managing Director of Lou Reda Productions, with venerable documentary film maker and Chairman Lou Reda, Producers of Vietnam in HD.