The Vietnam War | A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

THE VIETNAM WAR: A LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY EVENT

About The Film

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A FILM BY KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film.

Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 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.

Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and 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 more than 100 iconic musical recordings from 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.

Get an advance look at the film above; featuring interviews with filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive clips from the series.

PBA30 Airdates:

Episode 1: Sunday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. | Episode 2: Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. | Episode 3: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. | Episode 4: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. | Episode 5: Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. | Episode 6:  Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. | Episode 7: Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. | Episode 8: TBA | Episode 9: TBA | Episode 10: TBA

THE VIETNAM WAR FUNDING IS PROVIDED BY

Production Credits: THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C.  Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Written by Geoffrey C.  Ward.  Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.

Funding Credits: Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller  Brothers Fund; and

Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund