The Vietnam War (film)

TitleThe Vietnam War (film)
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBurns, Ken, and Lynn Novick
Running Time1 h 40 min each
DistributorPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, Vietnamese

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part TV 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 and 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.

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