We had the first screening of our film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and we were honored to have five Donut Dollies in attendance, they are (L-R): Larry Hines (Vietnam ‘68-69), Lou Rundle (Vietnam ’71-72), Dorset Anderson (Vietnam ‘68-69 – featured in our film), Mary Cohoe (Vietnam ‘68-69) and Linda Pelegríno (Vietnam ‘67).
During the Q&A session following, the responses from each of the DD’s were emotional and moving. This was a first time viewing for four of the Donut Dollies and they stated that the film represented their experiences accurately, with one explaining that the film provided a sense of healing and allowed her to feel comfortable in sharing her own story. One of the highlights came from Mary Cohoe, who is the only Native American woman who served as a Donut Dollie, and she presented a greeting to the audience in her Navajo Indian Language.
We thank everyone who attended this screening and our heartfelt thanks go out to Larry, Lou, Mary, Linda and Dorset!