The Donut Dollies
The untold story of the American women who volunteered to go to Vietnam on an impossible mission: help the troops forget about the war.
Hot on the heels of winning the Best Feature Documentary Award at the GI Film Festival, we are excited to announce that The Donut Dollies Documentary has been chosen as an official selection of the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
This film festival is one of the largest in North America and features over 200 films from 60+ countries, with over 135,000 attendees. The Donut Dollies will be screening three times! (January 6th, 7th and 12th) You can find out more and reserve tickets here.
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In the meantime, we’d like to give you a taste of the film via this three minute sneak peak: Meet The Donut Dollies.
Norm, Jess & Jim
p.s. If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation to help us finish this documentary through our post production phase, please go to the How you can help page
More about the project:
This is the story of a group of amazing American women who volunteered to serve during the Vietnam War through the Red Cross as part of a program called Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas (SRAO), better known by our brave military men as “The Donut Dollies.” Armed with nothing but cookies and home-made entertainment programs, the Donut Dollies risked their lives every day as they tried to fulfill their mission and cheer up the US troops. Despite their service and sacrifice, their stories and contributions in Vietnam have gone largely unnoticed and unappreciated. We’re hoping this project will change that.
- “Donut Dollies is a little-known story about the Vietnam War that deserves to be told and Norm Anderson seems the perfect filmmaker to tell it. Not only does he have a personal connection to the subject, but he has the filmmaking skills to vividly portray the complexity of these women’s experiences in a tragic war that many Americans would still like to forget we fought.” – Mark Jonathan Harris, three-time Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker and Documentarian