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.
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- ISBN: 9781627892759
- ISBN: 1627892753
- Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
- Edition: Widescreen version.
- Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, 
- Distributor: [Brighton, MA] : PBS Distribution
- Copyright: ©2015
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|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.
"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.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature (2015).
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|Genre:||Historical television programs.
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