The Vietnam War
Wednesdays at 8:30pm AEST from July 4 until September 5
In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.
The Vietnam War features testimony from more than 60 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. Ten years in the making, the visceral and immersive 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 the most 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 80 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era, and original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
“The Vietnam War manages the impossible…it untangles one of the most complicated narratives in American history,” — L.A. Times
“…exhausting, powerful, brutal, emotional and occasionally infuriating,” — The Hollywood Reporter
“An intensely immersive, often head-spinning history lesson,” — The New York Times “…the best film I have ever seen” — The London Review of Books