Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate
Award-winning writer, filmmaker and professor Lou Buttino will discuss and screen clips from his documentary Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate (2006). The documentary was broadcast twice on WNET-TV13 in New York, and received numerous other screenings around the nation. With three graduate degrees and a score of films, Dr. Buttino is an informed and inspiring speaker.
Describing the film, Dr. Buttino wrote: “Vietnam ripped through our small, all-male Colgate University campus like a tornado—tossing people, plans, and promises this way and that. Close friends stopped talking to each other and a silence settled over the campus. Thirty years later I traveled the country interviewing classmates on all sides of the war. This is their story; a story intended to heal and to offer hope--still, of reconciliation. The documentary 'Broken Brotherhood’ is a microcosm of what happened on many college campuses in America during the 1960s.”
The film is a co-production of Lou Buttino Films, Inc., and CUDU Films.
This program is part of a Vietnam War topic series, inspired by the new documentary The Vietnam War, and supported by a grant from the American Library Association, PBS, and WETA in Washington DC. Free and open to the public.