Ken Burns: THE VIETNAM WAR

10 parts on PBS (USA)
from september 2017
Official website

'The Vietnam War', er en 18 timers tv-serie (på 10 afsnit) der kørte i USA i september måned. Instruktion af Ken Burns (kendt for sin tidligere serie i 1990 (+ 2015) om den Amerikanske Borgerkrig).
Der er 2½ time på YouTube fra serien

Text from official website: 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 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.
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.

Official trailer 2 min on YouTube: Ken Burns & Lynn Novick tell the story behind their most ambitious film to date: THE VIETNAM WAR. Ten years in the making, the landmark series are shown on PBS USA from Sunday, September 17, 2017

YouTube 41 min: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War Is the Key to Understanding America. Nick Gillespie interviews Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their new documentary series: The Vietnam War.

25/9 Jacobin: Salar Mohandesi  The Vietnam War Is Not Over - But despite its intentions, the overall framing is not only inaccurate, but politically dubious. While some aspects of “The Vietnam War” may challenge the standard pro-American story that is still recycled today, the documentary ultimately reinforces that story, missing an opportunity to raise serious questions about US imperialism.

23/9 Vienam Full Disclosure: Vietnam speaks out on US documentary TV series ‘The Vietnam War’ - Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesperson hopes that ‘the American people and filmmakers understand the legitimacy of the resistance war.’

The Killing of History (Guest Post by John Pilger) - John Pilgar" I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war “was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings." The dishonesty of this statement is not surprising. The cynical fabrication of “false flags” that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of record: the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” in 1964, which Burns promotes as true, was just one."

22/9 The Nation: What Does a Leader of the Vietnam Anti-War Movement Think About Ken Burns’s Documentary? - According to Todd Gitlin, the film is an extraordinary portrayal of the people who lived through the war—both Americans and Vietnamese.

Newsweek 17/9 2017: Vietnam War: New Ken Burns Documentary Dismisses the Origins of the Futile, Disastrous Conflict

TIME 14/9 2017: My Father's Vietnam

Photo: Jere Meacham on patrol in Vietnam with other members of the U.S. Army’s Fourth Infantry Division. He sent the images to his son in 1999 Courtesy Jon Meacham

U.S. Marine Corps soldiers usher suspected Viet Cong members, including one woman, through the rubble of a village in 1965. Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty

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