Unconquered / After the Fall
Spanning from the 1860's through today, the Houser / Haozous story is a journey exploring the incarceration of a people, growth brought on by freedom, and a family's personal expression of these experiences through art. Recently released as Prisoners of War, Sam and Blossom Haozous' passed down oral traditions of the Apache people to their son Allan Houser. These shared memories molded his artwork, and in turn helped him become one of the 20th Century's most important artists. Allan then passed these same family experiences down to his own sons who are fulfilling their destinies as the next generation of Native American artists. In the end, the American Dream is alive in the strength of this one Apache family's legacy.
Followed by Feature Documentary "After the Fall" by Joe Pacheco
AFTER THE FALL follows two American journalists on their trip to Vietnam for the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and explores the profound impact of the war on their fathers.
Sharing a common interest in Vietnam, Tom Bissell the son of John Bissell, a US Marine Captain who served in the war and Morgan Meis the son of Bill Meis, a draft resister who moved to Canada to protest the war return to Saigon to attend the anniversary ceremonies with the formerly black-listed Vice President of South Vietnam.
Unbeknownst to them, their activities are being monitored by the Vietnamese Secret Police, and after meeting with a "subversive" contemporary artist in Hanoi, Tom And Morgan get an all-too-real glimpse into the experiences that weighed so heavily on their fathers, with their own encounter ending in a minor international incident.
Featuring interviews with both fathers and sons, AFTER THE FALL offers views from both sides of the conflict and two generations' perceptions of the war and its legacy.
Royal Flush Festival at Anthology Film Archives
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