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Once Upon a War, 1967

Once Upon a War, 1967

Once Upon A War, 1967

AFSC’s humanitarian work in Vietnam focused on rehabilitating civilian casualties of the war. Many civilians, especially children, lost limbs as a result of booby traps and bombing campaigns in the countryside. It is without a doubt that innocent people suffer the worst of war. War was a disruption of their daily lives, but also constituted a theft of an otherwise peaceful future. Relief efforts were severely limited due to a lack of personnel, supplies, clean water, and sanitation. Without the AFSC innocent civilians would have never been treated, therefore the organization undertook education and training programs so that the Vietnamese could continue relief work after the AFSC left.

NOTE: This film contains graphic images and descriptions of traumatic war injuries. It is not suitable for young children. We advise discretion in deciding to watch it.

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American Friends Service Committee
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