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Be Good, Smile Pretty

DIRECTED BY - Tracy Droz Tragos

BE GOOD, SMILE PRETTY is the emotionally powerful documentary of one daughter's journey to discover the father she never knew. Director Tracy Droz Tragos was just three months old when her father died in the Vietnam War. Thirty years later, she sets out on a cross-country odyssey to find out more about Lt. Don Droz, travelling from California to the U.S. Senate and all places in between in search of her father's old war buddies (including fellow swift-boat commander Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts). Through compelling interviews with these men, as well as family photographs, letters, home movies, and audiotapes, Tracy is finally able to know her father as more than just a soldier or a shadowy photograph on the wall. By uncovering both the painful details of her father's death and the very qualities that made him human, Tracy allows herself and her family to understand, grieve, and cope with a painful loss that is shared by an estimated 20,000 veteran families in the U.S.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 56 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2003

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

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