Vietnam victory commemorated

April 20, 2005

BRISBANE — On April 9, 40 people attended a showing of the anti-war film In the Year of the Pig at the Activist Centre to commemorate the 30th anniversary this month of the victory of the Vietnamese people against the US invaders and their puppet regime in South Vietnam.

Made in 1969, In the Year of the Pig provides a graphic account of the history of the heroic Vietnamese struggle for their national liberation, from the early days against the French colonialists to the US occupation in the 1960s.

Before the Brisbane screening, comedian and singer-songwriter Peter Grose entertained the audience with a number of his anti-war and socially satirical songs. Jim McIlroy, a veteran of the anti-Vietnam War movement, introduced the film with an account of the significance of the fall of Saigon to Vietnamese liberation forces on April 30, 1975.

Bill Mason

From Green Left Weekly, April 20, 2005.
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