The project goal in producing “Through Our Eyes – The Vietnam War” is to make educational products that are non-political and unbiased. We believe that the truth does not have a political affiliation. The truth is simply the truth.
The “Through Our Eyes” development team is diversified with people from different races, genders, ages, religions and political beliefs. Our mission is to present to the audience the objective history of the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Veterans for Factual History (VVFH) is an American educational group dedicated to promoting a balanced, factual history of the Vietnam War. Founded in 2014, the group is a not-for-profit project of the Radix Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization based in Texas. Members include accomplished historians, journalists, national security experts, legal scholars along with former prisoners of war and veterans from the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and recent war veterans, former officers, enlisted personnel, and employees of the Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, CIA, Special Forces, U.S.A.I.D. Among its distinguished members is Army Major General Patrick Brady, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Immigrant Resettlement & Cultural Center's (IRCC) primary mission is to build a stronger community through providing social, cultural, and civic services that promote community inclusivity for Vietnamese immigrants/ refugees and other disadvantaged ethnicities. Established in 1976, IRCC is the very first community-based organization to serve Vietnamese immigrants/refugees in resettlement, providing access to resettlement services, such as ESL classes, job training programs, housing assistance, U.S. citizenship application assistance, and voter registration information. In 2008, IRCC established the Republic of South Vietnam & Boat People Museum in the US, focusing on the experience of Vietnamese Americans and their journey from Vietnam to the United States. Its goal is to preserve a unique history of an era that is now part of our city, our state and our country, and ensure that the courageous stories from the Vietnamese Exodus are never forgotten, especially by the Vietnamese younger generation and people in the mainstream community.
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN) is the only 24-hour international Vietnamese language channel broadcasting on major cable and satellite providers (e.g. Direct TV, Comcast). Founded in January 2002, SBTN targets and primarily serves the Vietnamese community in the US and abroad with extensive news about both the US and Vietnam, as well as covering educational programming and daily entertainment for the whole family. SBTN has the greatest reach for all segments of the Vietnamese population and attracts audiences from first generation refugees to younger audiences born or raised in the US. Most of SBTN’s programs is produced in Garden Grove, CA. SBTN also has local affiliates in Boston, Dallas, Denver, and Washington DC.
KosterFilms, LLC. Fred Koster has been a Screen Actors Guild member since 1985 and has gone behind the camera in producing, writing, and directing nationally released projects on the Super Bowl, US Open (USTA), MLBPA, NFL, NASCAR, NCAA Football and MLB. Fred has conducted over 100 one-on-one interviews that have included over 50 professional athletes, including many Hall of Famers. Fred is the Director and Screenwriter of “Ride the Thunder – A Vietnam War Story of Victory & Betrayal”. In its premiere weekend, Ride the Thunder was #1 at the box office in the nation (on a per theater basis) and throughout its theatrical release, has earned high audience scores at IMDB (7.3), Fandango (4.5 out of 5) and Rotten Tomatoes (83%). Ride the Thunder has just recently been released through Amazon Prime and has already been watched by more than 700,000 people with an audience rating of 4.2 out of 5.