Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Frank R Pierson, Cynthia Cidre|
It's ignorant and convenient to refer to Maya Lin's Vietnam memorial as a "mass grave." No one is buried there, and the sense of the memorial's modesty and plainness from afar (as though ashamed of itself) is matched only by the indescribable directness of its power up close. That is the complicated architecture of Lin's breathtaking tribute, the precise analogue to what Jewison's film attempts to convey -- a way to find the courage to break through the shame and begin to bind the wounds.