"War does not determine who is right, only who is left." 

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The 2 Sides Project is a 501c3 organization that connects
sons and daughters who lost fathers on opposite sides of the Vietnam War. 

Our first meetings brought six Americans face-to-face with more than
20 Vietnamese sons and daughters. The story of what happened, and what we
encountered in Vietnam, is featured in a documentary film airing
nationally in 2018 on PBS's World Channel.

Now we want to help other sons and daughters make that important connection. 
There are many from the Vietnam/American War alone: an estimated 20,000 in the U.S.
and 70,000 in Vietnam. As wars continue around the world, more and more children will
experience the same loss we did. When they're ready, and with your support, 
we'd like to help them connect with the other side, too. 
 

 
 Pham Van Hien with Susan Mitchell-Mattera, after the first 2 Sides Project meeting in Hanoi. Susan was sitting next to Mr. Hien and could see the muscles in his jaw tighten as it came his turn to talk. He said he had raised his children in his own home after spending early life in an orphanage.

Pham Van Hien with Susan Mitchell-Mattera, after the first 2 Sides Project meeting in Hanoi. Susan was sitting next to Mr. Hien and could see the muscles in his jaw tighten as it came his turn to talk. He said he had raised his children in his own home after spending early life in an orphanage.

 The 2 Sides Project documentary follows the unforgettable journey of six Americans who lost fathers in the Vietnam War as they bridge the cultural, geographical and emotional divide between themselves and Vietnamese sons and daughters whose fathers died fighting for the opposite side.

The 2 Sides Project documentary follows the unforgettable journey of six Americans who lost fathers in the Vietnam War as they bridge the cultural, geographical and emotional divide between themselves and Vietnamese sons and daughters whose fathers died fighting for the opposite side.

 
 
 Mike Burkett, whose father was killed on February 19, 1971 in Quang Ngai Province, listens to the Vietnamese side.

Mike Burkett, whose father was killed on February 19, 1971 in Quang Ngai Province, listens to the Vietnamese side.

 Jill Hubbs, daughter of Navy Commander Donal Richard Hubbs, is one of seven sisters traveling to Vietnam in November 2018.

Jill Hubbs, daughter of Navy Commander Donal Richard Hubbs, is one of seven sisters traveling to Vietnam in November 2018.

 

2 Sides Project Founder Margot Carlson Delogne talks about her life experiences and The 2 Sides Project documentary on WSRE’s Conversations with Jeff Weeks.

 

“Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each of us.” 
Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary General 1953-1961