This short animated film follows the surreal and existential journey of a young soldier entering war for the first time.


Not long after I first met Lloyd I started hearing stories about his time in Vietnam during the war. Each one cut through the archetypes I had often heard about the war and wars in general. Each one insightful and nuanced. Each one led to a desire to hear more.


Details behind why he volunteered to join the Army; what it was like for him to fly on an airplane for the first time, let alone one heading to war; and his transition from Vietnam home were left out due to time constraints. So too were a few other stories. Perhaps those will be shared at a later date.


What remains are three stories that pull you into a world of a young man navigating the paradoxes of conflict at a pivotal time in his life.


Please note some content may not be suitable for young viewers. 

Photo cPhoto collage made from letters, photographs and newspaper clippings gathered during the interview for my project about my father-in-laws time in Vietnam during the war. The short animation was made for Veterans Day 20

Photo collage made from letters, photographs and newspaper clippings gathered during the interview for my project about my father-in-laws time in Vietnam during the war.

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