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Title Last days in Vietnam [videorecording] / American Experience Films PBS presents ; a Moxie Firecracker production ; written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester ; produced and directed by Rory Kennedy ; produced by Keven McAlester ; A Moxie Firecracker production for American Experience ; WGBH.

Publication Info. [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2015]
[Brighton, MA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution.


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 GDL Central Library DVD    959.7043 LAS    Available
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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language In English, optional English subtitles.
Credits Editor, Don Kleszy ; music, Gary Lionelli ; director of photography, Joan Churchill.
Event Originally produced as a documentary released in 2014; broadcast as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on April 28, 2014.
Note Includes both theatrical version (approximately 100 minutes) and extended broadcast version (approximately 120 minutes).
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Awards Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature (2015).
Summary "April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container.
Contents Disc 1 : Theatrical version (1 hr., 38 min). From peace to panic -- An urgent situation -- Planning for evacuation -- Saigon under attack -- The airlift begins -- Miki's story -- Evacuating the embassy -- The last helicopter -- Surrender of Saigon -- Disc 2 : Extended broadcast version (1 hr., 54 min.). From peace to panic -- An urgent situation -- Planning for evacuation -- Saigon under attack -- Rush to the embassy -- The airlift begins -- Miki's story -- Evacuating the embassy -- The last helicopter -- Surrender of Saigon.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City -- Evacuation of civilians.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Evacuation of civilians.
Airlift, Military -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Refugees -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1969-
Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form War films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kennedy, Rory, film director, film producer.
McAlester, Keven, screenwriter, film producer.
Bailey, Mark, 1968- screenwriter.
Kleszy, Don, editor of moving image work.
Lionelli, Gary, composer (expression)
Churchill, Joan, director of photography.
American Experience Films, presenter.
Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc., production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), television producer.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher.
PBS Distribution (Firm), distributor.
Added Title American experience (Television program)
ISBN 9781627892759
Standard No. 841887024044
Music No. LDVI600 PBS (on container spine)
LDVI600.1 PBS (disc 1)
LDVI600.2 PBS (disc 2)

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