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Ricardo Ainslie: The Mark of War

Ricardo Ainslie Headshot Photo

Ricardo Ainslie is nearing completion of a documentary film, The Mark of War, in which he chronicles the experiences of seven men who fought in the Vietnam War. He will be screening a rough cut of the film and will discuss the documentary process as well as what he has learned about the impact of war on the lives of the individuals who endure it. 

Mark of War Painting
Painting by Gordon Fowler

Ricardo Ainslie uses books, documentary films, and photographic exhibits to capture and depict subjects of social and cultural interest.  He is a psychologist-psychoanalyst and teaches in the Counseling Psychology program, at UT Austin and is affiliate faculty in The Center for Mexican American Studies, American Studies, and Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. His books include No Dancin’ In Anson: An American Story of Race and Social Change (1995), Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder In Jasper, Texas (2004), and The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War (2013). His films include Crossover: A Story of Desegregation (1999); Looking North: Mexican Images of Immigration (2006); and Ya Basta! Kidnapped in Mexico (2007). He is a Guggenheim Fellow and has also been the recipient of numerous other honors and awards, including having been inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.