The War Less Travelled was named on the official shortlist for the 2023 13th Annual Lovie Awards by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
THE WAR LESS TRAVELLED
DIRECTED BY LAUREN ANDERS BROWN
WITH TRAN DOAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KARYN BENKENDORFER
SOUND MIX BY ANNA-CLARE CHAPPELL
If a war happens before you’re born and the toxic biological weapon Agent Orange is still in the pipes poisoning the water today, is the war really over? Offering a chance to revise the history surrounding America’s failed war in Vietnam, we follow one Vietnamese-American family as they open their homes and hearts for a chance to heal for the first time in decades. Including interviews with experts in the field of Asian-American health alongside eyewitness testimony from a war time photographer, this documentary focuses on addressing the history and the trauma to improve health outcomes, combat racism, and find forgiveness.
Tran Doan, the main contributor is a 32-year-old Vietnamese American woman born after the Vietnam War. Tran is a mental health researcher and doctoral candidate in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Along with Tran and her family, we will explore the history of post-Vietnam War through interviews with Ron Haeberle, Dr Gilbert Gee and Dr Tung Nguyen.
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Why I chose to abandon my strengths as a visual story teller and deep dive into the world of audio documentary
by Lauren Anders Brown on Medium
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the philosophical currency of sound?
My latest documentary The War Less Travelled has me away from my creature comfort of using camera to tell stories and relied on the very medium I usually put at the bottom of my skill set totem pole — audio recordings. [ READ MORE ]