Hatton to take audience on visit to Vietnam

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GREENE – Film producer Buddy Hatton will narrate his film, “Vietnam – A Land of Surprises” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free and doors open one hour before shows.

After 30 years of the war, Vietnam is in the limelight as a travel destination due to a generation born after the war.

Vietnam is fast, slow, traditional, cutting edge, exotic and familiar, and most of all … accessible. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), its two major cities, are total opposites. There are beaches, historic landmarks, an UNESCO designated royal city, colorful markets, limestone mountains floating on Halong Bay and restaurants ranging from florescent lit dives to formal candle-lit five-star dining rooms.

At an early age, Hatton created, starred in and produced his own radio and television show in San Francisco with fellow teenager, Johnny Mathis, as one of his regular featured guests.

Television was the next aspect to challenge. He made a mark in that field as well, as a show host receiving two “Percy” Awards as Canada’s Television Male Entertainer of the Year – an unheard achievement for an American.

And there was his career in radio through which his wit and down-to-earth wisdom earned him a following of radio listeners in San Francisco.

With his love for people and excitement in discovering new places, plus his professional experiences before the camera, becoming a travelogue producer and lecturer was a natural progression.

For more information, phone 946-5311 or visit http://ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.

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