Find out about the creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, coming to PBS this fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. I’ve included a twenty-minute preview of the film in this article. #TheVietnamWar.
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.
Get an advance look at the film below; featuring interviews with filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive clips from the series.
To see more about this film and its speakers, visit their website and take a look around. Periodically updated…
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