This is a special one-hour screening containing excerpts from each episode of the multi-night event airing in September. This highly anticipated documentary series addresses all aspects of the conflict in ways never before shown in television or film.
This film (and screening) is rated for mature audiences only. It is NOT appropriate for children. Viewer discretion is STRONGLY advised.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour
documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most
consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has
never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the
human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses
from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as
well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
Ten years in the making, the series includes
rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the
globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the
20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret
audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.
THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest
artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus
Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
More information about the film can be found here.
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