OSCAR DOC SHORT LIST: LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
January 04 only
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During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. With the specter of a Communist victory looming and only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country, the United States prepares to withdraw. As they begin to realize the reality of certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, American diplomats and soldiers confront a moral quandary: obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens, or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, heroes emerge as a small handful of Americans take matters into their own hands. Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy’s daughter Rory, dares to reopen the books on a war that scarred our national psyche. Chronicling a story few of us know, Kennedy’s potent documentary may both shock you and restore your faith in humanity”. – David Courier, Sundance Film Fest.
Directed by Rory Kennedy. Written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester. Edited by Don Kleszy. Cinematography by Joan Churchill. In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles, 2013, 98 minutes, color, U.S.A.
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