Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The Vietnam Home Movies series predated the reality TV trend by putting the camera into the soldier's hands. Each video featured one man and his personal narration. In Vietnam Home Movies: The Gunslingers, James "Bob" Powell used his 8 mm to tell the tale of the Gunslingers, assault helicopters used in South Vietnam. As a member of the squadron, Powell took his camera high into the air to capture the gunships at work. The result is an unflinching look at the true nature of war and those caught in the middle of it.