Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ken Burns and Vietnam
A new documentary series begins this week produced by the dean of American film documentaries: Ken Burns. Partnering with long time collaborator, Lynn Novick, he has put together a history of that conflict that humbled the USA over 10 years of proxy warfare in South East Asia. The 10 part, 18 hours long show has aired 2 episodes so far. These two lay the ground work for what is to come: the horrific landscapes of war with millions of participants struggling for years to gain advantage. As we will see, the conflict was ultimately concluded with the Communist victory over a satellite proxy state in the south of the coastal country, now known to the world as Viet Nam.