Award-Winning Independent Film Producer to Speak at Texas Tech

The Vietnam Center and Archive announces first event in 2014 guest lecture series.

WHAT:           The Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series with Rebekah Tolley

WHEN:           6 p.m. Thursday (March 6)

WHERE:         International Cultural Center, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue

EVENT:          Rebekah Tolley is an award-winning independent film producer and director based in the United Kingdom. She has produced works for major international television outlets, such as the BBC, and has worked alongside many important producers, directors and cinematographers. As an independent producer, she has been involved in a variety of projects, including BAFTA Los Angeles Heritage Archive Project on a series of interviews with icons of 20th Century British Cinema.

Working with documentarian Michael Grigsby, Tolley produced the feature documentary “We Went to War” as a follow up to Grigsby’s 1970 award-winning film, “I Was a Soldier,” which focused on three young Texans who were trying to adjust to life after their service in the Vietnam War. “We Went to War” catches up with the stories of those same veterans and finds a deep resonance with those who have served in conflicts throughout the years.

This is the first event in the series of distinguished speakers hosted by The Vietnam Center and Archive, which is made possible by a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. It is part of an effort to enrich the study of the Vietnam War’s lasting influence on American politics, society and culture and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT: Amy Mondt, assistant archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5237, or amy.k.mondt@ttu.edu.