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Last days in Vietnam / American Experience Films PBS presents ; a Moxie Firecracker production ; written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester ; produced and directed by Rory Kennedy ; produced by Keven McAlester ; Moxie Firecracker Films.

Bailey, Mark, 1968- (screenwriter.). McAlester, Keven, (screenwriter,, film producer.). Kennedy, Rory, (film director,, film producer.). Kleszy, Don, (film editor.). Lionelli, Gary, (composer (expression)). Churchill, Joan, (director of photography.). American Experience Films, (presenter.). Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc., (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (film distributor.).

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  • 16 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library DVD 959.7043 LAS (Text to phone) 33625130053890 Adult Nonfiction DVD Available -

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General Note:
Title from container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1 : Theatrical version (1 hr., 39 min). From peace to panic -- An urgent situation -- Planning for evacuation -- Saigon under attack -- The airlift begins -- Miki's story -- Evacuating the embassy -- The last helicopter -- Surrender of Saigon -- Disc 2 : Extended broadcast version (1 hr., 55 min.). From peace to panic -- An urgent situation -- Planning for evacuation -- Saigon under attack -- Rush to the embassy -- The airlift begins -- Miki's story -- Evacuating the embassy -- The last helicopter -- Surrender of Saigon.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Don Kleszy ; music, Gary Lionelli ; director of photography, Joan Churchill.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as a documentary released in 2014; broadcast as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on April 28, 2014.
Summary, etc.:
"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible courts-martial, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD format; NTSC, region 1, widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Awards Note:
Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature (2015).
Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City > Evacuation of civilians.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Evacuation of civilians.
Airlift, Military > Vietnam > History > 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > United States.
Refugees > Vietnam > History > 20th century.
United States > History > 1969-
Vietnam > History > 20th century.
Genre: Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
War television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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