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Hearts and Minds
Part of the Series: Criterion World Documentaries Collection
A courageous and startling film, Peter Davis's landmark documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronts the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources--from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad--Davis constructs a…
Last Days in Vietnam
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
April, 1975. During the chaotic final days of the American involvement in the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. City after city and village after village fell to the North while…
Enemies of the People - Investigating the Cambodian Killing Fields
In Enemies of the People the men and women who perpetrated the massacres - from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party's ideological leader, Nuon Chea aka Brother Number Two - break a 30-year silence to give testimony never…
On Two Fronts - Latinos and Vietnam
PBS
This program examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth and their communities. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the…
Healing a Soldier's Heart
Over two million Americans served in the Vietnam War. Forty years later, tens of thousands of veterans still suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But a groundbreaking approach provides hope for these psychologically wounded former warriors, as well as for…
War In Indochina
From the 1890s, France controlled Indochina. After World War II, Ho Chi Minh ruled in the north, while France held power in the south. The First Indochina War ended with the defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in…
Disobeying Orders: GI Resistance to the Vietnam War
Disobeying Orders: GI Resistance to the Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam Veterans who came home from the war committed anti-war activists. Interviews with Black and white veterans, including a Navy nurse who was court-martialed for her opposition to…
Brothers In Arms - A Vietnam War Story
In the early months of 1969, six men met on a swift boat on the Mekong Delta during some of the worst fighting of the Vietnam War. Five of the men were crewmates - Tommy, Mike, Gene, David, Del -…
Frontline
An account of the Vietnam war as seen through the camera of Australian journalist Neil Davis. Vietnam was a television war, a war said to have been lost in the lounge rooms of middle America and not on the battlefield.
Vietnamization
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
The Nixon Doctrine called for the bolstering of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in order for them to take over the defense of South Vietnam. However, their efforts eventually prove to be in vain, leading to the evacuation…
The Draft - An Award-Winning Play About the Vietnam War
An award-winning documentary play that explores one of the most contentious periods in American political history. Filmed live on stage, THE DRAFT tells the story of the Vietnam War era through the real-life stories of 10 young Americans -- eight…
Indochina to U.S. Involvement
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
French colonies in Indochina fell to the Imperial Japanese after Nazi Germany occupied France during World War II. After the Japanese were defeated, the power vacuum left in the Indochina region set the stage for a major conflict.
The War Remembered
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
The political costs for the war began to add up for the Nixon Administration, and the South Vietnamese were now on their own. The American troops were home, but there was little celebration. The scars of the war would linger…
Boots on the Ground
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
As it became clear the South Vietnamese security forces would not provide adequate security for the US Air Force bases in Southeast Asia, President Lyndon Johnson authorized the beginning of the ground war.
In Country - The Vietnam War Re-Enacted
To many of us, the idea of Civil War re-enactment is a familiar concept. But the men of Delta 2/5(R) recreate the battles of a far more charged conflict: The Vietnam War. For one weekend a year, the woods of…
The Tet Offensive
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
A truce normally marked the Lunar New Year (Tet), but in 1968, the NLF broke the truce in order to launch the largest battle of the war: The Tet Offensive.
Finally a Voice: The Birth of the Vietnam Veterans of America
A decade after the last America troops left South Vietnam, veterans of that divisive and brutal war were still not receiving the care and benefits they had earned. Most Vietnam veterans learned quickly after their return to shut up, because…
Broken Journey, Mending Dreams
The moving story of a Vietnamese family in search of itself after the devastation caused by the Vietnam War. After 18 years in Australia, Hanh Tran is making his first journey home to Vietnam. It's a dream that has finally…
War is Hell
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the North without US assistance.
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in Southeast Asia where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism, catapulted the…
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