Canadian images of Vietnam 1965-70 (1993)

Canadian Images of Viet Lozenge 2


Yukoner’s Vietnam documentary shown at the National Gallery
by Josh Kerr, Yukon News, Wednesday April 17, 2013

Clash: Conflict and its Consequences
by curator Andrea Kunard at the National Gallery of Canada


The Reach Gallery
Abbotsford, BC January 23 to March 30, 2014

The National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, February 1, 2013 – August 18, 2013
Clash: Conflict and Its Consequences” curated by Andrea Kunard


“Canadian Images of Vietnam” is a documentary created by Robert Ridgen and David Ridgen using photographs taken by Canadians who volunteered to join American forces in Vietnam. Photographs were researched, gathered from a number of original sources, and re-photographed by Robert, many of them damaged over time by water and poor storage. Photographs were then edited together by David and Robert over a soundtrack recorded by Canadian Kevin McVeigh on a search and destroy mission in Vietnam. The result is an experimental documentary that captures the critical essence of the experience from many points of view.”

Producer/Researcher Photo by Kevin McVeigh, Vietnam
Robert Ridgen

David Ridgen

Full credits (word)

Licenced permanently by Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the National Gallery of Canada.

(3/4″, 16 min., 1993 © RR Productions)

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