John Valadez - Carleen L. Hsu
Two brothers, Manuel and Valente Valenzuela, both volunteered and fought in Vietnam. Fifty years later, they are among thousands of U.S. military veterans, many with distinguished records, who are being deported. The brothers reluctantly put their uniforms on for one last mission; to bring deported veterans and their families back home. It's a quixotic quest that leaves one brother exiled in a foreign country, while the other will go all the way to the White House.
The film received a primetime national broadcast on PBS on November 16, 2021 (9pm) as a Latino Public Broadcasting/VOCES veterans special.
Imagen Award, 2022
Award of Excellence, The Broadcast Education Association, 2022
Award of Excellence, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, 2022