Regret to Inform

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Regret to Inform
Poster of the movie Regret to Inform.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Barbara Sonneborn
Written by Barbara Sonneborn
Cinematography Emiko Omori
Daniel Reeves
Nancy Schiesari
Edited by Lucy Massie Phenix
Ken Schneider
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Regret to Inform is a 1998 American documentary film directed by Barbara Sonneborn. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature,[1] and won a Peabody Award in 2000.[2]

The film was made over a span of ten years. The documentary features filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn as she goes to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. Her translator is a fellow war widow named Xuan Ngoc Nguyen and together, the two women try to understand their losses. The film includes interviews with Vietnamese and American widows.


  1. ^ "NY Times: Regret to Inform". NY Times. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ 60th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2001.

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