Investigation of a Flame and Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 20, 2001

Thursday, September 20, 2001, 6pm

INVESTIGATION OF A FLAME

2001, Lynne Sachs, USA, 45 min, 16mm

and

WHICH WAY IS EAST: NOTEBOOKS FROM VIETNAM

1994, Lynne Sachs and Dana Sachs, USA, 33 min, 16mm

Lynne Sachs in person!

On May 17, 1968, nine Vietnam War protesters walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. Investigation of a Flame (2001) is an intimate documentary portrait of this disparate band of resisters. A series of informal yet charged conversations examines this politically and religiously motivated performance, while also becoming an exploration of the revelations and disappointments of aging. Which Way Is East is a travel diary of sisters Lynne and Dana Sachs’ trip to Vietnam. A collection of tourism, city life, culture clash and historic inquiry, Which Way Is East starts as a road trip and flowers into a political discourse.

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