The first documentary about growing up military ( and as a Third Culture Kid). Narrated and featuring songs by Kris Kristofferson. Interviews with General Norman Schwarzkopf (in the full version of the film).
As a Saigon Kid (TCK or ATCK) … can YOU relate?!
Can you relate now after watching this? I can, having been both a Military BRAT and a DIP Kid since birth … this film hits home in a lot of areas … both in my youth and as an adult.
While BRATS: Our Journey Home focuses mainly on military brats, it also pertains to all Third Culture Kids from all walks of life … as the emotions and experiences are the same for all.
The DVD of the complete film is available here.
The film BRATS: Our Journey Home and the book Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds make excellent companions for gaining understanding about being a Saigon Kid (TCK or ATCK).
Both would also make great gifts for friends, family and loved ones you know who are currently Third Culture Kids or Adult Third Culture Kids, or for folks who’s careers and professional life require them to spend a lot of time overseas (military, embassy, corporate personal, educators, missionaries, etc.) … anyone experiencing a multicultural lifestyle, past or present, can benefit from these in many ways.
After viewing this film short clip from BRATS: Our Journey Home and/or reading the book Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds … what did you find in them that you relate to most?
As always, please feel free to leave your comments below.
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