THE MY LAI MASSACRE
Mrs. Thao was going to be in Ho Chi Minh City for a week or so at the end of May and she had been asked by her former employer, the manager of the local TV station to edit a piece of written work. Since, she was going to be away she suggested that it would be best if a native English speaker did the editing. So, I asked Iris if she would like to join me and off we went on our adventure to the local TV station. Well, what ended up being just editing some writing was actually editing a 10 page script for a documentary and I was also going to be the narrator. The documentary was about the My Lai Massacre.
While Iris and I were editing the script, I learned that there was a new book that had just been published about the massacre. It’s called “Kill Anything That Moves” and was written by Nick Turse, an investigative journalist. Nick was able to access classified documents and conducted first person interviews. Basically, his book , which I have not read yet indicates that the My Lai Massacre, was not an isolated incident, as the public was generally led to believe. Anyways, I do have the book, and I do intend to read it.
So, I narrated a 10 page script and was told that both Iris and I would be given credit for our roles in the editing and my narration of the script. I wonder what they are going to do with all those pronunciation mistakes??? We were told once the documentary was published, that both of us would be forwarded a copy. So, here are a couple of pictures of me narrating the documentary at the TV station. I will have to follow up regarding a copy of the documentary. This certainly was most unexpected and for sure will be something I will always remember