American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam (2 discs) DVD - AV Item

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During the final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The U.S. had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the clock ticking, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in an effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.

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Features:

  • Length: 220 minutes on 2 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 2
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

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.
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Professional Reviews:

"Excellent." - New York Times

"captures the emotion as well as the history" - Denver Post

"Stunning." - Salt Lake Tribune

"moving and maddening and exciting and inspiring." - Los Angeles Times

"An absolute must watch" - Boston Globe

"Don't Miss." - San Francisco Chronicle

4 out of 4 stars
"Last Days in Vietnam is full of amazing, seldom-heard stories...this is highly recommended." - Video Librarian, July/August 2015

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 220 minutes on 2 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 2
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

    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.

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)

    Includes both the Academy Award®-nominated theatrical release and the extended AMERICAN EXPERIENCE broadcast version