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  • Illinois alum's film about his brother's life and death in Vietnam to be screened on campus

    Black-and-white photo of a shirtless man wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigarette, leaning against a low wall on a rooftop with concrete buildings in the background.

    The documentary “Jimmy in Saigon,” by Champaign native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus Peter McDowell, explores the life and death of McDowell’s older brother Jimmy in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The film will be screened on campus Oct. 11 and Oct. 16 as part of the AsiaLENS Film Series.

    Courtesy Peter McDowell


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