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A Bad Deal: My Vietnam Story


In the Shadow


Land Between the Rivers

Tri-state community members interested in history, archaeology, or independent documentary cinema are invited to attend a celebration (150th anniversary of Southern Illinois University) of work produced by noteworthy university faculty and staff.

A Bad Deal: My Vietnam Story

Beginning at 11:00 am, Mark St. George, Executive Producer at WSIU TV public television and Director, will screen a half-hour long documentary film titled A Bad Deal: My Vietnam War Story.

Unique to this piece is 8mm footage shot on site in Vietnam by James Hamlyn a young U.S. Army private. Both Mr. Hamlyn, honored veteran and resident of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mr. St. George will be available post screening for a question & answer session.

In the Shadow

Continuing at 1:30 pm, Deborah Tudor Producer, H.D. Motyl and Mark Stoffel,Co-directors, will screen a second documentary, one hour in length, filmed in and around Carbondale, Illinois titled In the Shadow.

The 2017 Solar Eclipse gathering in Southern Illinois, hundreds of hours of interviews, planning, and actual event, is provocatively captured throughout this engaging gesture. Again a question & answer session will follow.

Land Between the Rivers

Concluding at 3:00 pm, Dr. Mark Wagner, Director, SIU Center for Archaeological Investigation and President, Eastern States Rock Art Research Association, will deliver a lecture complimented by power point titled Land Between the Rivers.

An hour-long session followed by a question & answer period, the Land Between the Rivers presentation directly addresses research Dr. Wagner has produced on Rock Art of indigenous people, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and Flatboat use prior to the development of steamboats. Material focused on Rock Art and Flatboats has direct application to history of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

Feb. 22, 2020 - 11 am
Events are free for high school and college students. For the public, a charge of $5 will be donated to the SIU Scholarship Fund.

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