Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
Video Librarian's Best Documentary of 2015.
American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam
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 courts-martial, 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.
Includes both the Academy Award®-nominated theatrical release and the extended AMERICAN EXPERIENCE broadcast version
Producer: Rory Kennedy
Production Year: 2015
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen