Video Release: April 1, 2014
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Home Vision
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 112 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
This Academy Award-winning documentary is a sweeping survey of the United States's cataclysmic involvement in Vietnam and the cost of the war at home and abroad. The filmmaker combines interviews with American politicians and army officers, Vietnamese peasants, war veterans, and anti-war activists with newsreel footage, excerpts from Hollywood war movies, and material he shot himself in Vietnam to create an indelible visual essay against war.
Peter Davis also directed the award-winning "The Selling of the President," a television documentary.
Interviewees include Clifford Clark, Daniel Ellsberg, General William Westmoreland, and Robert Kennedy, among others. Footage includes excerpts from addresses by Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Copyright 1975 Rainbow Pictures.