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The War At Home - Resistance to the Vietnam War
This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the impact of the war in Vietnam on one American town, using the Midwestern city of Madison, Wisconsin as a microcosm for the 1960s Antiwar Movement. Over twenty interviews with antiwar activists, university…
Basic Training - The Training Techniques of the American Military
This classic Frederick Wiseman documentary follows a company of draftees and enlisted men through the nine weeks of the basic training cycle. The varieties of training techniques used by the army in converting civilians to soldiers are illustrated in scenes…
Last Days in Vietnam
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…
Hunting In Wartime - The Struggle of Native American Veterans in Alaska
Hunting in Wartime profiles the incredible stories of Tlingit Native Americans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska who served in the Vietnam War. Their stories confront the complexity of serving a country that systematically oppressed them; a government that forbid…
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…
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…
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.
My Father's Vietnam - The Psychological Burdens of War
A personal documentary about a public subject, My Father's Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, My Father's Vietnam is the story of three soldiers, only one…
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…
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…
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.
Gold Star Children - Children Who Have Lost Parents in Wars
This documentary takes an intimate look at American children who've lost a parent to war. GOLD STAR CHILDREN follows the parallel journeys of two generations of grieving children: recent war orphans who've lost military parents serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia…
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.
Prisoners of War
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
During the course of the war, the NLF captured thousands of US soldiers, some of whom were never recovered. Their recovery was used as part of Nixon's justification for continuing the war.
The United States Enters Vietnam
Episode 18 of American Military History
Gen. Clark introduces the war that was his own baptism of fire, Vietnam, where he served as a young officer after graduating from West Point. In this lecture, he covers the background of the war, charting how America was drawn…
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…
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…
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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