May 28, 2024

Event Coverage Highlight

Reverberations of War: Veterans’ Stories

The cost of war extends well beyond the money spent and the lives lost. War’s effects also reverberate among the living, including among veterans.

At a time when President Trump is talking about further building up the US military, come to a film night with documentaries by John Giannini, reflecting the experience of three generations of veterans, a poignant short documentary with his father, Aldo Giannini, who served in World War II, the documentary Finally A voice: The Birth of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and an excerpt from a documentary about a Vietnam veteran, Jack Lyon, counseling younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Discussion and Q&A will follow the documentary screenings.

John, an OPC/West member and himself a Vietnam veteran, is also a veteran photojournalist, video journalist and filmmaker with four decades of experience. He began his career as a US Army combat photographer, and served two tours in Vietnam.

John has covered major stories all over the world for such media as The New York Times, Time, Life, Newsweek and the international photo agencies Sipa, Gamma and Sygma. He was the first staff photographer based in China for Agence France Presse. He continues to produce stories for AFPTV, the video division of AFP.

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