Anthropology MA Graduate Produces New Feature Film

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Philip Blattenberger (MA 2016) has just released his second feature film, Condor’s Nest (, a World War II thriller set in Europe and South America, but filmed largely in North Carolina. He previously wrote, produced, and directed a Vietnam-war film, Point Man, shot in Cambodia and Vietnam. Blattenberger knew Southeast Asia well, as his MA field research focused on the changing meanings of the US war in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975. He was particularly interested in the changing ways Vietnamese museums depicted the American use of the defoliant poison Agent Orange, which caused generations of birth defects among Vietnamese children.

You can read more about his latest movie in the Charlotte Observer at