Love Reunited

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About Love Reunited

This website "Love Reunited" provides information about a 15-minute documentary that shows the power of positive racial interaction in its content and its creation. 


The film was written and directed by Jackie Wright, a descendant of slaves in the U.S. and Jack Livolsi, of Italian descent, founder of Jackson Street Productions in San Francisco with the purpose of sharing the universal story of love, war, family, friendship, racial understanding and social justice.

"Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" is a film that demonstrates the power of racial harmony as Black, White and Asian families connect to honor a fallen U.S. Vietnam War patriot.

Crossing history, time, social mores and seas, The Wright siblings honor Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr., who died in a helicopter crash in the Mekong River of Vietnam while a honor guard for Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara early in the Vietnam War, and 'the wife of his youth,' Ouida Fay McCLendon Wright with a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, after exhuming him from a segregated cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida fifty years after his death.

Within a year, the "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" ceremony in Arlington, ultimately led the Wrights to Vietnam, where they found the land that had been named after their father, "The Shannon Wright Compound" (Vihn Long, Vietnam) an honor they had no knowledge of growing up in the shadows of Fort Benning, Georgia.


The sojourn to Vietnam found them on the former United States Army base where the 114th Aviation Company had served and they connect with the family of the Vietnamese photographer who had made the last wedding anniversary gifts of Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. for his beloved 'Ouida, the Love of My Life.'

The Wright Sisters meet the Asian family of the photographer/artist who was commissioned to make what would be the last anniversary presents of Sp5 Wright to send to his wife of eleven years. Quang Thi Anh Dao, retired photographer, daughter of Quang Van Phat and her mother widow of Quang Van Phat welcomed in their home with open arms the two Black women from the United States, their enemy during the Kháng chiến chống Mỹ ("Resistance War Against America."  What we call the "Vietnam War.")

In the photo, Joe Wright,  Mrs. George Moll (Diana), George Moll, Stanley Wright, Mrs. Ginger Shannon Young, Phyllis Wright Cameron, and Jackie Wright are gathered in the Penthouse of the Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia after the victorious ceremony of laying U.S Army Helicopter Crew Chief Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. and "the Love of his life," wife Ouida Fay Wright to rest joined together at Arlington National Cemetery, one of the most hallowed grounds in the world.

The purpose of Love Reunited is to share the story of the documentary "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor and the fact that it is available for screening virtually and/or in group settings once the Coronavirus is no longer problematic.

Contact: Jackie Wright at lovereunited2014@gmail.com.

San Francisco Bayview Newspaper

https://sfbayview.com/2021/03/reclaiming-sacred-grounds-black-lives-matter-in-memoriam/

Florida Times Union Article about the Jacksonville, Florida native by

Matt Soergel:

https://www.jacksonville.com/.../documentary-chronicles...

Find out more about "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" Director/Editor, Jacki LiVolsi:

http://www.jacksonstreetproductions.com/

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 29, 6:00 PM
    KEEP HOPE ALIVE MARCH 29TH
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  • Mar 27, 4:00 PM
    RECLAIMING SACRED GROUNDS
    Join Us Virtually Saturday, March 27th, 4:00 p.m. CDT for Virtual Film Screening of "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited" and a panel discussion about The Historic Geer Cemetery & The Historic Pierce Chapel African American Cemetery Project Honoring African Ancestors.
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Love Reunited Inspires

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Inspirational E-Book: "Dead Men Tell No Tales, But Their Children Do

Amid old headlines and most recent headlines generated by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "The Vietnam War," the voices of those affected by the war other than generals and politicians, are rarely heard. The voices of those impacted at the heart level of the war are often muted. It took Jackie Wright, an award-winning journalist more than forty years to come to terms with the fact that the Vietnam War had been devastating to her child's heart and her family. "Dead Men Tell No Tales; But Their Children Do" is the start of Wright taking a small glimpse at the fact she had been carrying around a war wound that had been unattended for most of her life.

The unspoken directive of soldiers' children to have a "stiff upper lip" and "don't let them see you crying" shut down the most obvious revelation that the hell of war hurts and the pain can last a lifetime. "Dead Men Tell No Tales; But Their Children Do," became the pathway for discovery yielding Wright's  short inspirational documentary film, "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" co-directed with Jack LiVolsi, Founder of Jackson Street Productions in San Francisco  (https://vimeo.com/236990657) about the reburial of her father, Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery after being exhumed from a segregated cemetery in the South.


His beloved wife Ouida Fay Wright was reburied with him at a ceremony on March 10, 2014, marking almost to the day, the 50th and 44th anniversaries of their March 9, 1964 and March 9, 1970 deaths. "Dead Men Tell No Tales; But Their Children Do" is the beginning of the beginning of revelations about Vietnam for Wright and her family.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE: 


https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-men-tell-no-tales-but-their-children-do-jackie-wright/1128917077

Your contribution will help in the development of a feature film and the training of youth and career transitioning adults as Brand Ambassadors/Customer Service Representatives.

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Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor Documentary Film-Book A Screening

"Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor," is a fifteen minute documentary available for youth groups, church groups, grief resolution groups, businesses and corporations that want to team build around family, memories and history and inspire social justice.  


Email: LoveReunited2014@gmail.com with subject: Screening

Call: 415 525 0410

More About the Film:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6679790/

Teaching Racial Tolerance as Black, White and Asian Families Touch To Honor a Fallen Hero:

Love Separated in Life..Love Reunited in Honor  Overview:  


https://youtu.be/9mgDPv012gQ (1:38)

Military Honors: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQT7nUoHqko (1:11)

Crossing history, time, social mores and seas, The Wright siblings honor Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr., who died in a helicopter crash as an honor guard for Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara early in the Vietnam War, and 'the wife of his youth,' Ouida Fay McClendon Wright with a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, after exhuming him from a segregated cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida fifty years after his death.


Within a year, the ceremony in Arlington, ultimately led the Wrights to Vietnam, where they found the land that had been named after their father, 'The Shannon Wright Compound,' an honor they had no knowledge of growing up in the shadows of Fort Benning, Ga.


The trip to Vietnam found them on the former United States Army base where the 114th Aviation Company had served and they connect with the family of the Vietnamese photographer who had made the last wedding anniversary gifts of Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. for his beloved 'Ouida, the Love of My Life.'

Email: LoveReunited2014@gmail.com with subject: Screening

Call: 415 525 0410

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415 525 0410

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