Complete series adapted for classroom use, plus discussion guide with correlated clips. Includes PPR. This immersive 10-part series tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history.
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
The complete series adapted for profanity and nudity for classroom use, plus discussion guide with correlated clips. Includes limited public performance rights.
This special version just for educators features the complete 10-part, 18-hour series, edited for profanity and nudity. The set also includes a selection of video clips correlated to a discussion guide that support classroom instruction on the history and legacy of the Vietnam War. The materials examine key military, political, and cultural events as well as the diverse human experiences featured in the film.
THE VIETNAM WAR tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Visceral and immersive, it explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of 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 series includes rarely seen, 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 iconic musical recordings from the 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.
For Classroom Use
- Community discussion and engagement guide (PDF)
- Video clips correlated to lesson plans (45 minutes)
- The Making of The Vietnam War
- Additional outtakes:
- The March Down the Ho Chi Minh Trail
- An American Woman in a War Zone
- Delivering Bad News
- Hero Pilot of North Vietnam
- Tigers, Elephants and Helicopters
- For No Reason at All
- Fellow Warriors Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan
- A Vietnam War Deserter in a West Point Classroom
- Facing the Draft Board
- Behind the Lines at Long Binh
- Captured Spy and an American Interrogator
- Episode 1: Déjà vu (1858-1961)
- Episode 2: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
- Episode 3: The River Styx January (1964 - December 1965)
- Episode 4: Resolve (January 1966 - June 1967)
- Episode 5: This Is What We Do (July 1967 - December 1967)
- Episode 6: Things Fall Apart (January 1968 - July 1968)
- Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968 - May 1969)
- Episode 8: The History of the World (April 1969 - May 1970)
- Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970 - March 1973)
- Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward)
Production Year: 2013
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 360 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.