Bộ phim The Vietnam War của Đạo diễn Ken Burns, cộng tác với nữ đạo diễn Lynn Novick gồm 10 phần, với thời gian kỷ lục 18 tiếng, được làm trong gần 10 năm và ngốn một số tiền khổng lồ khoảng 70 triệu USD.
Là tài liệu cực kỳ hữu ích cho hướng dẫn viên du lịch tham khảo. Bộ phim được phát sóng vào ngày 17/09/2017. Câu chuyện sử thi của cuộc chiến tranh Việt Nam được kể lại trong phim đi kèm là lời khai của gần 100 nhân chứng.
01: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) – Vietnamese
After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the north aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the south.
Aired: 09/17/17 | Expires: 10/18/17
02: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963) – Vietnamese
President Kennedy inspires idealistic young Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
Aired: 09/18/17 | Expires: 10/18/17
03: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965) – Vietnamese
With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the south, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the north and deploying ground troops in the south.
Aired: 09/19/17 | Expires: 10/04/17
04: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) – Vietnamese
Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.” As an antiwar movement builds back home, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers’ war.
Airing: 09/20/17 | Expires: 10/04/17
05: This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967) -Vietnamese
Episode 5 | 1h 27m 49s
American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and Army units chase an elusive enemy in the central highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson Administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.
Airing: 09/21/17 | Expires: 10/04/17