GenreDocumentary, History, War Music directorTodd Boekelheide CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 1987 (1987-10) WriterBill Couturie (screenplay), Richard Dewhurst (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 1987 (Los Angeles) CastEllen Burstyn (Mrs. Stocks (voice)), Tom Berenger ((voice)), J. Kenneth Campbell ((voice)), Richard Chaves ((voice)), Josh Cruze ((voice)), Willem Dafoe (Elephant grass (voice)) Similar moviesIn the Year of the Pig (1968)
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is a 1987 American documentary film inspired by the anthology of the same title, directed by Bill Couturié in 1987. Using real letters written by American soldiers (which can be read in the book along with many more) and archive footage, the film creates a highly personal experience of the Vietnam War. The film won the Special Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 1988. It was also screened out of competition at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
Roger Ebert commented, "There have been many great movies about Vietnam. This is the one that completes the story."