Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Filmmaking becomes personal in the war series Vietnam Home Movies. Each video features a real soldier and his own camera work. In the case of Vietnam Home Movies: The Smiling Tigers, Major Alfred Demailo takes the helm as he commands the Smiling Tigers, an assault helicopter battalion. His 8 mm footage captures the efforts of the Cobra pilots and crew to defeat hidden ground troops in South Vietnam. Through actual footage and Demailo's own narration, the profile presents a rare look at the human side of war.