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The Widows of War Living Memorial is a website where widows of all wars and conflicts can register and tell their stories. The memorial celebrates women as an unprecedented force for peace, healing and reconciliation. The site also includes an area for guests to voice their support for these courageous individuals.

Letters from the Heart is a memorial where visitors can help heal wounds by writing a letter or by reading letters from others affected by the war in Vietnam. The site contains video clips from the film, and important resources and links. A collaboration between NAATA (National Asian American Telecommunications Association), PBS and the producers of Regret to Inform.

Read what public television viewers have to say about the film and director Barbara Sonneborn's responses. Join the discussion when you visit POV's Talking Back.

Educational Use of Regret to Inform

In January 2000, the United Nations initiated a Decade of Peace with the goal of having peace education in every school in the world by the year 2010. Teachers nationwide are showing Regret to Inform in their classrooms as a tool to initiate dialogue on war and conflict. Teachers interested in showing the film in their classroom should contact our educational distributor, New Yorker Films at 212-247-6110, extn. 211.

The Teaching Guide to Regret to Inform is an on-line interdisciplinary teaching tool that encourages students to think critically about the long-lasting effects of war. Written by Bill Bigelow of Rethinking Schools, the guide contains several lessons designed to help teachers use Regret to Inform effectively in the classroom. Additional resources for teachers, background information on Vietnam and a feedback section are also featured on the site.

A limited number of printed versions of the guide are available for teachers at no charge. Please contact us directly for more information.


Ask your local librarian to acquire a VHS copy of Regret to Inform for lending. Librarians should contact institution and non-theatrical distributor, New Yorker Films, at 212-247-6110, extn 211.

Public Screenings

If you'd like to set up a screening of Regret to Inform at your local community center, veterans hall, library, place of worship, local shools, or at your workplace, please send a letter describing your proposed event to the makers of the film at:
Sun Fountain Productions
141 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
or e-mail us!

Home Video

Watch Regret to Inform with neighbors, co-workers, family, or friends, and talk about what you have seen and how it affected you. If you would like to purchase a home video copy of Regret to Inform on VHS or DVD, please contact New Video at 1-800-314-8822 or e-mail them at docurama@newvideo.com.

Public Activism

Write your own thoughts about the legacy of war, about the 25th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam (April 30, 2000) or about the film and send them to the op-ed pages of your local newspaper. Ask your mayor to dedicate April 30, 2000, as a day to remember those affected on all sides by the war. Publicize the dedication on local radio, local television news or in local papers. Bring together veterans, widows, youth, peace activists and faith leaders to talk about ways to create a "remembrance" in your community. Seek out others to support your efforts. Contact us for resources to do this, or if you need assistance.

May we contact you in the future?

Finally please let us know whether or not we can contact you in the future. If you have an e-mail address, please send a message to info@regrettoinform.org so we can e-mail you updates on events we are planning. If you do not have e-mail, please suggest an alternative way to contact you by mailing a letter to our address above. We will not share or sell your information to any other organizations.

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