On Thursday, November 9th, Mountainfilm on Tour in Savannah will present a special screening of the film Blood Road at Service Brewing Company. Join us for a reception at 5:30pm, sponsored by Kayak Kafe, Vinne Van Go Go’s, Savannah Bee Company, Asi Yaupon Tea and Coca Cola. The film begins at 6:30p and will be followed by a panel discussion.
Blood Road follows Rebecca Rusch, an ultra-endurance mountain biker, who covers 1,200 miles of the fabled Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, in search of the place where her father’s plane crashed in 1972 during the Vietnam War. Rusch, who was three when her father disappeared, is joined by Vietnamese professional cyclist Huyen Nguyen. For both women, the trek is not only a difficult expedition across often-uncharted and rugged mountain and jungle terrain but also an investigation into the war that scarred both of their families, the people who lived and still live nearby, and the land along the trail.
Our panel includes Tom Vallely, an expert on Vietnam at Harvard University, Colonel Patricia Blassie, whose brother was shot down during the Vietnam War and the director of the film, Nicholas Schrunk. The event is free to all veterans. General admission is $15.