This short documentary by celebrated filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is a portrait of Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict, from Odanak Indian Reserve (near Montreal, Quebec). At 17, he enlisted in the US Marines and was sent to the frontlines of the Vietnam War. This film is the account of his 2 years of service and his long journey back to Odanak afterwards.
Meet Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict, a boy from Odanak Indian Reserve who enlisted in the US Marines at 17 and spent 2 years on the frontlines of the Vietnam War before beginning his arduous journey home.Alanis Obomsawin
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