THE VIETNAM WAR
FLORENTINE FILMS + WETA | PREMIERES SUNDAY SEPT 17 @ 7 PM ON TPT 2
Airs Sunday, September 17 – Thursday, September 21 and Sunday, September 24 – Thursday, September 28 7:00 p.m. on TPT 2
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
“I think the Vietnam War is arguably the most important event of the second half of the 20th century. It’s a defining moment.” –Ken Burns
Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
UPCOMING VIETNAM SCREENING + DISCUSSION EVENTS:
The Telling Project Premiere Event | September 29th 8pm at Twin Cities PBS (6:30 reception with food & beverage, 8pm live screening, 9pm post-screening discussion)
Experience the stories of the Vietnam War through the arts, including a live premiere viewing of TPT’s original documentary The Telling Project with the cast and crew.
Lynn Novick + Tim O’Brien: The Power of Storytelling | Oct. 18th 7pm at Macalester College (Doors at 5:30, 5:30-6:45 Story-gathering, Program 7-8:30, 8:30 Book-signing)
At this special event, MN author and Vietnam veteran, Tim O’Brien (“The Things They Carried”), and Filmmaker, Lynn Novick (“The Vietnam War”), discuss the power of storytelling and tackling the epic topic of the Vietnam War. Includes story-sharing, audience Q + A, and book-signing.
“Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.”
-Tim O’Brien, MN Vietnam veteran + author, “The Things They Carried”
Add your voice to the story at MNVietnam.org
MINNESOTA REMEMBERS VIETNAM
To expand on the epic Vietnam War documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Twin Cities PBS launched Minnesota Remembers Vietnam. The resulting collaboration among the state’s 6 public television stations features an online Story Wall, 4 additional documentaries, and series of public screenings & commemorative events that seek to more fully remember, honor and understand the experience of 50 years ago.
Please share your story at www.mnvietnam.org.
REMEMBER. HONOR. UNDERSTAND.
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