Films, TV, and Music


The African-American experience in Vietnam produced and inspired numerous films (feature films and documentaries), television programs, and music (including popular music, jazz, and other genres). This section provides details on these types of media, including citations and references to films, television, and music.

Documentary Films
Citations here detail documentary films including No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (a documentary detailing an early anti-war demonstration in Harlem), Another Brother (focusing on African-American Vietnam veteran Clarence Fitch), and Terry Whitmore, For Example (a documentary on African-American deserter Terry Whitmore).

Feature Films
Information on feature films covering the African-American experience in Vietnam. These include well-known films such as Dead Presidents, Ali, The Walking Dead, and somewhat less well-known films such as Gordon's War, The Bus Is Coming, Ashes and Embers, Dust of Life, Georgia Georgia, and Black Cactus.

Television programs, including plays, local news programs, and a soap opera that had an African-American Vietnam veteran character are referenced on this page.

References to music written about and inspired by the African-American experience in Vietnam, including the compilation albums A Soldier's Sad Story: Vietnam Through the Eyes of Black America 1966-73 and Does Anybody Know I'm Here?: Vietnam Through The Eyes of Black America 1962-1972, Billy Bang's jazz albums reflecting on Vietnam, and a jazz tribute to Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Milton Olive III (a.k.a. "Skipper").


Source: Karch, Beate. No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (1968): Eine Analyse. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1994. Source: Karch, Beate. "No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger" (1968): Eine Analyse. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1994.
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