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Gene Boy Came Home

Directed by Alanis Obomsawin
Canada, 2007 (documentary, 25 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Gene Boy revient chez lui"
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"Eugene 'Gene Boy' (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict was raised by his Great Uncle and Aunt on the Odanak Indian reserve an hour and a half east of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He left home at age 15 to work in construction in New York State. At 17, adrift and beginnning to lose his way, he accepted a dare and enlisted in the US Marines. A few months later, he was on his way to the frontlines of the Vietnam War. Gene Boy Came Home is the harrowing and deeply moving story of his two years of service in Veitnam and his long journey back to Odanak afterwards."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Alanis Obomsawin
Film Editing: Alison Burns
Music: Francis Grandmont
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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