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Memorial Sponsors Premier of Film “Edison 64” on January 15 in Philly

Posted: Monday, December 20, 2021

Memorial Sponsors Premier of Film “Edison 64” on January 15 in Philly

The extraordinary film, “Edison 64,” will be shown in a special Philadelphia premier on Jan. 15, 2021. Produced by veteran film-maker Shawn Swords, the documentary tells the emotional story of the 64 students who paid the ultimate price in Southeast Asia and recounts how Thomas Edison High School lost more students during the Vietnam War than any other high school in America. The students accounted for a staggering 10% of the city’s 648 Vietnam War deaths.
Free tickets for two showings are available through Eventbrite (see link below). The showings be held on Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Edison-Fareira High School at 151 West Luzerne St. in Philadelphia. (The original Edison High School building was abandoned.) There is limited parking in the school lot, as well as street parking. 
Pre-screenings have garnered nearly 1,000 people over five weekends. This showing will be the final cut of the documentary, with new footage. The Memorial is partnering with Philadelphia Veterans Multiservice Center and the non-profit production company, American Veterans Media, which produced the documentary. Follow the link for free tickets.

Click on the link or go directly to Eventbrite and search “Edison 64,” which will take you to the correct page for the event. Click the “register” button and you can order the free tickets.

Terry Williamson

Edison 64, a film of the class who lost in Vietnam more than any other

by American Veterans Media