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Uprising: The Spirit of ‘68

No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger

Street interviews are interwoven with testimonials from Vietnam veterans in this powerful documentary.

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USA 1968
Dir David Loeb Weiss

Disproportionate amounts of young black Americans were sent to fight in Vietnam, only to return home to a ‘thank you’ of continued racial and economic discrimination. In this documentary – the title of which is a quote misattributed to Muhammad Ali on why he refused to serve in the war – street interviews captured during a protest in New York in 1967 are interwoven with testimonials from veterans, recording the anger and powerful energy of the civil rights and anti-war movements that reverberated throughout the USA.

Preserved through a collaboration between Anthology Film Archives and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, supported by the Robert F. Smith Fund. Special thanks to Cinema Guild, John Binder, Walter Forsberg (NMAAHC), and Chris Hughes & Laura Major (Colorlab). A Cinema Guild release.


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