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The Vietnam War Excerpt Screening

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Freedom Plaza at Sun City Center

1010 American Eagle Boulevard

Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Join us as we share the different perspectives of the Vietnam War through an advance screening of WEDU's local documentary, The Vietnam War: Voices from the Bay along with segment previews from The Vietnam War a documentary film series by Ken's Burns and Lynn Novick. Following the film screenings will be a discussion.


About The Vietnam War: Voices from the Bay WEDU's Local Documentary

The Vietnam War was a turning point for the United States, the Vietnamese, and the citizens of both countries. For Floridians who participated, protested, or escaped, their memories remain especially clear. "The Vietnam War: Voices from the Bay" focuses on those who fought, those who picketed, and those who escaped to the sunshine state to begin a better life. We'll hear from home town heroes from the Bay Area who were shot down and others who survived years of combat. Many weren't welcomed home, and are dealing with the traumatic effects of the war years later. For many, Vietnam was the issue that forced them to take a stand.


About The Vietnam War Documentary Series

THE VIETNAM WAR is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on WEDU PBS in September 2017.

In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Six years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of themost celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era.

The film will be accompanied by an unprecedented outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students in multiple platforms.

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