The library hosts a veterans program and shows the film Voices from Vietnam – News-Leader | Episode Movies

Vietnam veteran Larry Rottman admits he was an imperfect soldier in a historically flawed war.

The former Army Lieutenant, Bronze and Purple Star recipient, and retired Missouri State University professor won’t tell you that his film Voices from Vietnam is gold standard, though it did garner some acclaim.

But Rottmann’s gripping anecdotes, dualistic narrative, and poetic cadence in his 52-minute image are a visual culmination of his decades-long endeavour.

Rottmann, who railed against the conflict in Vietnam while testifying before Congress as a young veteran, retains much of the same power.

“Some call it obsession, I call it responsibility,” said Rottmann, an author and former journalism teacher who is nearing his 80th birthday.

The latest version of Voices from Vietnam, made with help from Missouri film professor and director Mark Biggs and help from three local colleges, debuted last November. It will be shown again in the Ozarks soon.

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