Regret to Inform

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Regret to Inform
Poster of the movie Regret to Inform.jpg
Film poster
Directed byBarbara Sonneborn
Written byBarbara Sonneborn
CinematographyEmiko Omori
Daniel Reeves
Nancy Schiesari
Edited byLucy Massie Phenix
Ken Schneider
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

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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