Last Days In Vietnam
Feature | 98 min
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Film Info
Genre:Documentary
Veterans Interest
Current Events
English Title:Last Days In Vietnam
Original Title:Last Days In Vietnam
Category:Documentary Feature
Acts of Valor
Opening Night
Events
Release Year:2014
Runtime:98 minutes
Type of Film:Opening Night
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Vietnamese
Subtitles:English
Website:http://www.lastdaysinvietnam.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rory Kennedy
Executive Producer:Mark Samels
Produced By:Rory Kennedy
Keven McAlester
Screenwriter:Mark Bailey
Keven McAlester
Cinematography:Joan Churchill
Editing By:Don Kleszy
Music By:Gary Lionelli
Description
In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army began its march to Saigon. In the face of this impending invasion, many South Vietnamese sought refuge at the US embassy, hoping to escape. There, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a difficult dilemma; whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only--or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. Director Rory Kennedy (ETHEL) returns to the Sarasota Film Festival with her stunning new documentary LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, chronicling the desperate final days in Saigon from the point of view of the Americans who were on the ground and overseeing the evacuation. LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM is an unforgettable story of heroism and compromise in the face of impossible odds, a film that is at once profoundly moving and an indispensible chronicle of the end of the Vietnam War.
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