“A visual and aural triumph! The filmmakers pare the longest war in American history down to its essence, providing a thought-provoking distillation of the conflict. It should be required viewing in all American history classes."
"The vivid, poignant, and haunting images and narrative in this stunningly edited film serve as an exclamation point to the notion that those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
34 minutes / 16mm / color
Riding the Tiger is a haunting and lyrical evocation of the hubris, despair and devastation of the American war in Vietnam. Archival film -- both gorgeous and chilling -- and footage of a B-52 graveyard are combined with the voices of GIs, Vietnamese villagers, and journalists, which add human counterpoint to the remarkable images onscreen. Not a treatise, not a polemic, but an artful reminiscence that makes eloquent sense of a dark and troubling time.
Jurors' Choice Award (First Prize),
BBC British Short Film Festival, London
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