(Mike Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley, UK/IRL 2012, 77mins)
In 1970, a young British director Michael Grigsby made one of the first films about veterans returning home from the Vietnam war - the critically acclaimed and award winning I WAS A SOLDIER. The film focused on three young soldiers recently returned from combat as they tried to readjust to life back home in the heartlands of Texas.
WE WENT TO WAR sees the filmmakers Michael Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley return to the stories of those once young Americans, now aged and scarred by lives lived far too brutally, far too young and finds a shared sense of understanding with so many of those returning from the frontline today.
Rebekah Tolley will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
A Film by Michael Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley
"...a deeply meaningful dialogue across time." "...important, groundbreaking work..."
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, Documentary Fortnight 2013
BFI SIGHT & SOUND INTERNATIONAL FILM MAGAZINE CHOOSES 'WE WENT TO WAR' AS ITS FILM OF THE WEEK (MAY 2013)