The Sound of the Violin in My Lai

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The Sound of the Violin in My Lai
Directed byTran Van Thuy
Produced byMike Boehm, My Lai Peace Park Project
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
32 minutes

The Sound of the Violin in My Lai (Vietnamese: Tiếng vĩ cầm ở Mỹ Lai) is a short film that examines the history and legacy of the My Lai massacre, an incident of the Vietnam War in which hundreds of Vietnamese civilians were massacred by U.S. Army soldiers. The film investigates the effects of the massacre, with the story centering on the return of American soldiers Hugh Thompson and Larry Colburn to My Lai on the 30th anniversary of the event.[1]

The film was commissioned by the Vietnamese government. It garnered director Tran Van Thuy the Best Documentary Prize at the Asia Pacific Film Festival in year 2000.

The violin referenced in the title is that of American Vietnam veteran and peace activist Roy Boehm.[2]


  1. ^ Oliver, Kendrick. The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory. 2006, page 277-8
  2. ^ [1]

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