Arte: Vietnam (Ken Burns) 10 part documentary (2017)

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Arte: Vietnam (Ken Burns) 10 part documentary (2017)

Post by Hans1906 » 01 Feb 2021 20:27

Now again on the european TV channel Arte:

Vietnam

Quote from Arte:
"The nine-part documentary epic by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick shows the Vietnam War in images long unknown. Around 80 contemporary witnesses provide intimate insights into the dramatic events and their historical context. In addition to veterans from all fronts, opponents of the Vietnam War and civilians also have their say. This creates a multi-perspective picture of this epochal conflict."

Link to the Arte website about the docu: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/RC-015017/vietnam/


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P.S. The nine-part documentary is somewhat abridged, Wikipedia has the details, nevertheless, hard to bear...
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Re: Arte: Vietnam (Ken Burns) 10 part documentary (2017)

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 04 Feb 2021 02:40

Ehh have watched the entire uncut series several times. Good overall if kind of lacking in details .His Civil War epic series is better and the one you have to compare all his later works.. In this Vietnam series there are tidbits in interviews that are spot on correct..(mostly with the VC-NVA old vets stories.)

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Re: Arte: Vietnam (Ken Burns) 10 part documentary (2017)

Post by Hans1906 » 04 Feb 2021 11:56

Thanks Mark,

I have watched the 9 part version earlier on Arte, you are right about the many interviews with the veterans...
As the german son of an american Vietnam veteran, the docu is a must see, no question about this.

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Manchmal ist es noch wichtiger, zu wissen, daß man nichts weiß.

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