- Date: Thursday, November 08, 2018
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
Blood Road (96 min., 2017) follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their destination: the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. The women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic “Blood Road” and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives. Rebecca Rusch will introduce the film and take questions afterward.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Remembering Vietnam” which is presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORYⓇ
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