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Last Days in Vietnam

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LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and President Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

Last Days in Vietnam

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
98 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/05/14
director:
Rory Kennedy
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A-

Most of the footage cut together in Rory Kennedy’s latest doc is nearly four decades old, but the tension and resonance feel immediate. The film focuses on the fraught evacuation of Saigon in April 1975 as the North Vietnamese army encroached and American officers scrambled to board South Vietnamese allies onto the last helicopters out of the country. Army captain Stuart Herrington and Vietnamese naval officer Dam Pham anchor a roster of talking heads in a poignant, stirring meld of past and present. A-