Last days in Vietnam /
American Experience Films PBS presents ; a Moxie Firecracker production ; written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester ; produced and directed by Rory Kennedy ; produced by Keven McAlester ; Moxie Firecracker Films.
edition
Widescreen version.
imprint
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2015]
description
2 videodiscs (approximately 100 min., 120 min. ) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN
1627892753, 9781627892759
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2015]
isbn
1627892753
9781627892759
standard identifier
841887024044
publisher #
LDVI600
LDVI600.1
LDVI600.2
contents note
Disc 1 : Theatrical version (1 hr., 39 min). From peace to panic -- An urgent situation -- Planning for evacuation -- Saigon under attack -- The airlift begins -- Miki's story -- Evacuating the embassy -- The last helicopter -- Surrender of Saigon -- Disc 2 : Extended broadcast version (1 hr., 55 min.). From peace to panic -- An urgent situation -- Planning for evacuation -- Saigon under attack -- Rush to the embassy -- The airlift begins -- Miki's story -- Evacuating the embassy -- The last helicopter -- Surrender of Saigon.
credits note
Editor, Don Kleszy ; music, Gary Lionelli ; director of photography, Joan Churchill.
general note
Title from container.
abstract
"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"--Container.
language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
catalogue key
10073142
date/place of event
Originally produced as a documentary released in 2014; broadcast as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on April 28, 2014.
technical details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1, widescreen; 5.1 surround.

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