Join us for a one-hour preview of the long-anticipated Ken Burns series, The Vietnam War. The film explores the human dimensions of the War through an epic narrative shaped by the testimonies of nearly 80 witnesses – including American soldiers, war protestors, and Vietnamese combatants and civilians. This event is offered in collaboration with New Hampshire Public Television and New Hampshire Humanities. A facilitated discussion will follow the film.
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. THE VIETNAM WAR will air on PBS beginning September 17.
Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and 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.
This event is brought to you by NHPTV in partnership with The Colonial Theatre and The Historical Society of Cheshire County