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The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Institutional Version)

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Catalogue Number:  041882
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:   Canadian World Studies, Documentary, History, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - Post Secondary
Country of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  1003
Closed Captions:  Yes
DVD Price:  $479.00

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, 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. 


  • Episode One: "Déjà vu" 1858-1961 
  • Episode Two: "Riding the Tiger" 1961-1963 
  • Episode Three: "The River Styx" January 1964 - December 1965 
  • Episode Four: "Resolve" January 1966 - June 1967 
  • Episode Five: "This Is What We Do" July 1967 - December 1967 
  • Episode Six: "Things Fall Apart" January 1968 - July 1968 
  • Episode Seven: "The Veneer of Civilization" June 1968 - May 1969 
  • Episode Eight: The History of the World" April 1969 - May 1970 
  • Episode Nine: "A Disrespectful Loyalty" May 1970 - March 1973 
  • Episode Ten: "The Weight of Memory" March 1973 - Onward 

1003 minutes on 10 Discs. Contains English subtitles and Spanish Audio and Subtitles.


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