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Year: 1994 (67th) Academy Awards

Category: Documentary (Feature)

Film Title: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Winner: Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders

Presenter: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson

Date & Venue: March 27, 1995; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center

FREIDA LEE MOCK:
I'd like to thank the Academy for this wonderful honor, and its members and their hard work particularly in recognizing a film which is about the power of art to heal, and particularly the difference one young woman can make. I'd like to particularly thank the subject of this film, Maya Lin, for her extraordinary gift to this country in designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It's an idea that would not have happened had it not been for the courage and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans. And I'd like to thank the veterans for their service to this country and particularly two vets, Jan Scruggs and Robert Doubek, who had tenacity against great political opposition to build that beautiful memorial. I need to thank some great crew members, a wonderful team, great cinematographers Don Lenzer and Eddie Marritz, composer Charles Bernstein, William T. Cartwright, and my daughters Jessica and Brittany Sanders, and uhm... Time's up, I think. Yep, time's up. NEA great!

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