The American War

Monday’s lecture will, of necessity, treat the Vietnam War– or, as Vietnamese people called it, the American War. Here are some clips for those interested. In gathering these together I ran into a number of more recent documentaries which actively attempt to rehabilitate the US intervention in Southeast Asia. I can’t think of a better symptom of the political climate of the present.

Trailer for Winter Soldier:

Trailer for Academy Award winning documentary Hearts and Minds:

Emile de Antonio discusses the making of his documentary In the Year of the Pig:

If you go to this link you can see Episode 5 of the PBS documentary Vietnam: A Television History which enraged the US right.