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Videos on the U.S. and American Studies: Vietnam War

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Vietnam War DVDs

Agent Orange a personal requiem c2007

First Run/Icarus Films

In 2003, Greg Davis died from liver cancer, believed to be the result of his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Made by Davis' widow, this film chronicles the history of this lethally toxic herbicide, tracing its effects not only on her husand and other U.S. servicemen but also on the environment and continuing generations of Vietnamese. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2318

 

Air America the CIA's secret airline  2008

Monte Markham, Lee Fulkerson, Jesse Sublett, Perpetual Motion Films, History Channel (Television network), Arts and Entertainment Network, and New Video Group

When the final refugees were airlifted from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon, the helicopter that took them to freedom was not part of the U.S. military. Instead, it was flown by one of the most clandestine operations in the history of the CIA. From its origins with the legendary Flying Tigers of WWII to the final days of the Vietnam War. See how Air America was a cornerstone of U.S. Southeast Asian policy for nearly a quarter century. 1 videodisc (46 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3379

 

The betrayal Nerakhoon c2008

Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, PandinLao Films, American Documentary Films, P.O.V. (Firm), and Cinema Guild

The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from war-torn Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, to the mean streets of New York City. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-2003

 

The Camden 28 c2006

Anthony Giacchino, ECC Media (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

In 1971 eight anti-Vietnam war protesters broke into the offices of the Camden draft board and shredded Selective Service records for two hours before they were captured by FBI agents. These protesters and twenty co-conspirators were placed on trial in 1973. This documentary examines their case through archival footage, U.S. government films, interviews with many of the defendants, the FBI informant as well as prosecution and defense lawyers and witnesses. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1466

 

The Collective fifteen years later 2011

Richard Broadman, John Grady, Cine Research Associates, Newton Cable Television Foundation (Mass.), and Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Story of one group of anti-Vietnam War protestors who lived and worked together as a collective. Members of the collective discuss their feelings about the anti-war movement fifteen years later. 1 videodisc (61 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3443

 

Daughter from Danang c2003

Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco, Kim Roberts, B. Quincy Griffin, Héctor Pérez, V. o. Van-Anh T., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Home Video

"Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, place the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.)

MEDIA 10-356

 

FTA c2008

Captures the entertaining magic and mayhem of the anti-war and pro-labor show as it rallies and rouses dissident GIs stationed along the Pacific Rim. A gritty mix of rollicking performances and GI interviews, FTA (i.e. Free the Army) juxtaposes lighthearted political satire with the somber realities of war, occupation, and the absurdities of military life. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-5050

 

In the year of the pig 2005

Emile De Antonio and  Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Produced at the height of Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. The savage and horrific images speak for themselves in perhaps the most controversial film of de Antonio's career. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3383

 

Jeanette Rankin brigade 2007?

Newsreel (Firm)

In January 1968, 10,000 women led a peaceful, march on Washington in protest against the Vietnam War. This film documents the march and raises questions about the forms of protest engaged by women and the role of women in the anti-war movement. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-2071

 

Kent State the day the war came home  c2009

Chris Triffo, Ron Goetz, Iain Maclean, David Mucci, History Television, Learning Channel (Firm), Partners in Motion (Firm), and Single Spark Pictures (Firm)

Looks at the reasons for the attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970 by National Guardsmen. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed at Kent State. Includes interviews with people who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, three former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor. 1 videodisc (47 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3712

 

The last ghost of war c2007

Thaai Qua oc Phoam, Janet Gardner, Ruth Schell, Kevin Kline, Center for Asian American Media, and Filmakers Library, inc

Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, children at the Tu Du Hospital in Saigon are among several millions diagnosed by the Vietnamese as victims of Agent Orange. In this documentary, we meet several who are plaintiffs in a class action suit against 32 U.S. chemical companies. Attorneys, activists, scientists, and a military historian take us to a new battlefield. These Vietnamese victims are seeking compensation and justice. The question is were these dioxin-laden herbicides chemical weapons? And if so, who should be held accountable in the wake of what was allegedly the largest chemical warfare operation in history? 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1573

 

Loin du Vi   t-Nam "Initiated and edited by Chris Marker, Far from Vietnam is an epic 1967 collaboration between cinema greats Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch and Alain Resnais in protest of American military involvement in Vietnam--made, per Marker's narration, 'to affirm, by the exercise of their craft, their solidarity with the Vietnamese people in struggle against aggression.' A truly collaborative effort, the film brings together an array of stylistically disparate contributions, none individually credited, under a unified editorial vision. The elements span documentary footage shot in North and South Vietnam and at anti-war demonstrations in the United States; a fictional vignette and a monologue that dramatize the self-interrogation of European intellectuals; interviews with Fidel Castro and Anne Morrison, widow of Norman Morrison, the Quaker pacifist who burned himself alive on the steps of the White House in 1965; an historical overview of the conflict; reflections from French journalist Mich©·le Ray; and a range of repurposed media material."--www.icarusfilms.com. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-5630

 

Maya Lin a strong clear vision 2003

Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders, Eileen Harris Norton, Maya Ying Lin, Vincent Scully, Jan C Scruggs, Robert W Doubek, Grady Clay, Tom Carhart, J. Carter Brown , Don Lenzer, Edward Marritz, Charles Bernstein, Sanders & Mock Productions, American Film Foundation, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

Reveals the origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the story of its 21 year old creator, a Yale architecture student. Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs. And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed monuments became one of the world's most inspirational and frequently visited memorials. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3264

 

The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers c2009

Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, Lawrence Lerew, Michael Chandler, Daniel Ellsberg, Daniel Ellsberg, Vicente Franco , Dan Krauss, Blake Leyh, Kovno Communications (Firm), Insight Productions, Independent Television Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and New Day Films

"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court -- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War." -- www.newday.com. 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1855 10-1855

 

A New life 200-?

Leland Baxter, United States, Aerospace Audio-Visual Service, and Traditions Military Videos (Firm)

"This video documents the massive airlift of Vietnamese refugees to the United States in 1975. Shows the transport of Vietnamese orphans who went out on the first wave of flights. Scenes aboard the aircrafts of airmen caring for the babies. Documents subsequent wave of Vietnam refugees flying out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base to Guam and to stateside relocation camps such as Camp Pendleton. The video also includes scenes of a 1985 reunion of Vietnamese refugees at Camp Pendleton."--www.militaryvideo.com. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2788

 

Operation Babylift the lost children of Vietnam c2010

Tammy Nguyen Lee and  Against The Grain Productions

"'Operation Babylift' was a $2 million U.S. initiative that airlifted over 2,500 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country in 1975 to protect them from the impending threat of the Communist Regime. Coined by some as "one of the most humanitarian efforts in history," it was also plagued by lawsuits and political turmoil. Facing enormous prejudice and stigmatized by an unpopular war, the Vietnamese Babylift Adoptees had a cultural identity crisis unlike any other immigrant or adoptee community." -- Container. 1 videodisc (72 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2952

 

A perfect soldier 2011

Examines the history of Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge regime through the eyes of Aki Ra. Aki Ra lost his parents to the Khmer Rouge in 1970 and was conscripted into the Khmer Rouge army as a child. After Vietnam invaded Cambodia in 1979 he was recruited into the Vietnamese army where he became an expert at laying and removing landmines. Following the stabilization of Cambodia 1990s Aki Ra created the Cambodia Landmine Museum near Angkor Wat where he cares for orphans and devotes his efforts to locating and removing landmines that continue to maim and kill Cambodians long after the wars have ended. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-4145

 

Precious cargo  c2001

Tells the story of Operation Babylift, the U.S. transport of 2,800 South Vietnamese children to American homes in 1975. Includes interviews with the adoptees and their adoptive parents. Shows a group of adoptees traveling back to Vietnam to discover their past. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-5367

 

Remember My Lai c1989

Explores the legacy of the massacre that shattered American pride and illusions about the Vietnam War.  Interviews recount the actions of American servicemen, including their indiscriminate violence.  The few remaining Vietnamese survivors share their personal experiences and pay homage to their relatives who died in the village.  Examines the cover-up stories, the investigations and court-martials, and the memories of the savagery. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-4562

 

The secret agent 2011

Daniel Keller, Jacki Ochs, Max Gail, Green Mountain Post Films, and Human Arts Association

Looks at dioxin, the deadly contaminant of the defoliant code-named Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War. Focuses on the devastating effects of this chemical on American soldiers and the Vietnamese populace, and interviews impaired Vietnam veterans who feel they should be fully compensated. 1 videodisc (61 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2610

 

The turbulent end to a tragic war America's final hours in Vietnam c1989

The story of the fall of Saigon, America's last desperate bastion in the Vietnam War, of the soldiers and civilians who fled on the final chaotic day, and of those left behind to face the North Vietnamese army. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-4994

 

Vietnam after the fire 2006

Looks at the legacy left to the Vietnamese people after the devastation of the war. Shows the effects of bombings and defoliants on farmland and forests thirteen years after the war ended. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-4498

 

Vietnam on the frontlines c2002

Christopher Michon, Janis Klein, Roger Mudd, Michael Carroll, CBS News Productions, History Channel (Television network), and A & E Home Video (Firm)

Drawing extensively on the unmatched archives of CBS News and the testimony of the soldiers and correspondents, this video tells the story of the war as it happened, creating a personal and powerful portrait of the longest conflict America has ever been involved in. The four hours each focus on a pivotal chapter of the conflict, from Lyndon Johnson's decision to send in the troops to the final helicopter flight from the roof of the U.S. Embassy. 4 videodiscs (ca. 200 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-319 v.1/2 10-319 v.3/4

 

The Vietnam War a decade of dog tags  2010

"This 21-feature collection highlights the history and heartache behind the Vietnam War. A Decade of Dog Tags includes narration by your favorite stars -- Charleton Heston in "Vietnam! Vietnam!", Henry Fonda in "To Save a Soldier", and John Wayne in the U.S. Department of Defense propaganda documentary "A Nation Builds Under Fire." This rare glimpse into history shares all aspects of the conflict -- from the land to the air to the sea -- in films that will take you back to the action."--Back cover of DVD container. 2 videodiscs (514 min.)

MEDIA 10-4955

 

Winter soldier 2006

Winterfilm (Firm), Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Milliarium Zero, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Vietnam veterans speak about atrocities committed upon Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during their time in the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-495

 

Vietnam War

The 4th Infantry Division 1969 : 1984

Tells the story of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division from the time of its arrival in Vietnam in 1966 to the critical battle of Dak in the winter of 1968. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-2247

 

79 primaveras 1999

Santiago Alvarez, Chí Minh H ô, and José Martí

Depicting a life that spanned three revolutions, three continents, and three wars, the film charts Ho Chi Minh's progression from militant student to leader of Vietnam's revolutionary independence movement. 1 videocassette (24 min.)

MEDIA 2-6166

 

All points of the compass 2006

Judy Rymer, Bevan Childs, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Scotland, Film Finance Corporation Australia, Bymer Bayly Watson (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

Nine children of Tr ŕn Van Lâam, former foreign minister of South Vietnam, talked about their experience of dislocation, of their lives in new countries: America, the U.K., Canada, France, and Australia. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-7478

 

America's mandarin, 1954-1963 ; LBJ goes to war, 1964-1965 1987

Elizabeth Deane and Austin Hoyt

Tells how dividing Vietnam caused Catholics and pro-French northerners to flee to the South; how, in 1960, the National Liberation Front appeared as an effort to overthrow the South Vietnamese government; and hoe Diem was overthrown by the Right, rather than the Left. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA   DANA 2-576        977

 

America takes charge, 1965-1967 ; America's enemy, 1954-1967 1996

Will Lyman, Martin Smith, and Andrew Pearson

Episode 5. tells how the Viet Minh and FLN responded to the American buildup during the Vietnam war and presents an American soldier's view of the war with a most-often unseen enemy.  Episode 6.  is a view of the Vietnam War as described by the followers of Ho Chi Minh and their opponents, U.S. soldiers and POWs. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 978        2-577 

 

The Anderson platoon 1987

Pierre Schoendoerffer and Joe Anderson

Follows the "Anderson Platoon," a racially integrated combat unit, for six weeks during the Vietnam War, as the soldiers eat, sleep, fight, gamble, pray and die together. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-589

 

As seen by both sides American & Vietnamese artists look at the war 1995

Mark Biggs and Larry Rottmann

This program examines the history and tour of the remarkable exhibit of the same name, and features paintings, rare Vietnamese and American archival footage, and interviews with artists, writers, scholars, veterans and students.  The program offers insight into the role which the arts play in chronicling and shaping popular and historical interpretations of the war. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-3250

 

The Battle of Khe Sanh 1969

Wilbur T Blume, Robert C Mack, and Robert Landers

Recounts the victory of American and allied forces in the most important single battle of the Vietnamese Conflict. Highlights the military and political history of Khe Sanh. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-2264

 

Broken journey, mending dreams c1992

Jim Landels, Film Australia Pty Limited, and Australian Broadcasting Commission

After 18 years in Australia, Huu Hanh Tran, a photographer, returns to Vietnam and is reunited with his family who survived extremely harsh conditions under communist rule. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-6955

 

Cambodia and Laos ; Peace is at hand, 1968-1973 1987

Bruce Palling and Martin Smith

Tells how the U.S. extension of the Vietnamese war into Cambodia and Laos to stop attacks and supplies from across those borders, hurt those countries more than it hurt the object of the attack. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA    DANA 2-579         980

 

The Camden 28 c2006

Anthony Giacchino, ECC Media (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

In 1971 eight anti-Vietnam war protesters broke into the offices of the Camden draft board and shredded Selective Service records for two hours before they were captured by FBI agents. These protesters and twenty co-conspirators were placed on trial in 1973. This documentary examines their case through archival footage, U.S. government films, interviews with many of the defendants, the FBI informant as well as prosecution and defense lawyers and witnesses. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1466

 

The class that went to war 1978

Richard Gerdau and Steve Bell

Traces the lives of some members of a 1964 Chatam, N.J., high school graduating class and shows how they were influenced by the war in Vietnam. Shows how the attitudes of the American people coupled with unemployment and psychological problems have contributed to making some veterans feel unwanted and neglected. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

MEDIA D-43

 

Daughter from Danang c2003

Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco, Kim Roberts, B. Quincy Griffin, Héctor Pérez, V. o. Van-Anh T., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Home Video

"Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, place the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.)

MEDIA 10-356

 

Dear America letters home from Vietnam  1987

Bill Couturié and Bernard Edelman

A history of American involvement in the Vietnamese conflict told through letters of American service personnel and illustrated with contemporary news footage, home movies, and still photos. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-582

 

Did Vietnam change journalism? broadcast 1984?

Vietnam was the first "TV" war.  For the first time, cameras brought the war into American homes every night on the evening news.  The consequences and controversies were enormous.  The program presents a panel discussion of these issues.  The panel consists of David Halberstam, Peter Davis, Michael Arlen, Edward Fuohy, and Floyd Abrams. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-78

 

Did Vietnam change journalism? print  1984?

To many older correspondents, Vietnam was an extension of World War II and Korea.  However, not all correspondents saw it this way.  Some saw the Vietnamese War as a grim reality.  Presents a panel discussion about the impact of the war on journalists and changes that occurred in the field of journalism during this time.  The panel consists of David Halberstam, Roger Hillsman, Seymour Hersh, George Reedy, and William Tuohy. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-79

 

Le fond de l'air est rouge A grin without a cat 2002

Chris Marker, First Run/Icarus Films, Lucia Films (Firm), and Iskra Films (Firm)

Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War.". 1 videocassette (180 min.)

MEDIA 2-6888

 

Four more years 1985?, 1972

U.S. Politics and Government and Michael Shamberg

Affords unusual coverage of the Thirtieth Republican National Convention which re-nominated Richard Nixon for President. Includes a wheelchair parade of disabled veterans protesting the war in Vietnam, shots of grotesque costumes worn by the protestors and views of some of the delegates on these subjects. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-926

 

Frank a Vietnam veteran 1981

Frank Barber and Fred A Simon

An interview of Frank Barber who discusses the problem of Vietnam veterans in re-adjusting to normal life. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-540

 

The Friendship Village c2002

Michelle Mason, Cypress Park Productions, Vision TV, British Columbia Film, Rogers Documentary Fund, Canadian Television Fund, Star Choice Communications, Inc, Canadian Independent Film & Video Fund, History Channel (Television network), and Bullfrog Films, inc

A documentary film about an international group of veterans who are building a village in Vietnam for children with Agent Orange-related deformities, led by American veteran George Mizo, the village's founder. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-6405

 

From the barrel of a gun 1992

Steven Talley and Peter Coyote

Discusses Indonesia's and Vietnam's historic relationship with the West and the influence of Sukarno and Ho Chi Minh on nationalism. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2206

 

Hanoi, martes 13, diciembre 1999

Santiago Alvarez, José Martí, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, OSPAAAL (Organization), and Newsreel (Firm)

Filmed in Hanoi on December 13, 1966, this documentary depicts the daily life of the Vietnamese before and after the bombing of Hanoi. 1 videocassette (38 min.)

MEDIA 2-7411

 

Heart of the warrior 1990

Michael Franck and Stephen Peck

A former U.S. Army paratrooper who fought in Vietnam until his left leg was shot off; and a former paratrooper in the Soviet Army who served in Afghanistan until his right leg was shatterred by a bullet tell their personal stories. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-2010

 

Hearts and minds 1981

Peter Davis

Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland; former secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, Senator Willian Fulbright, Walt Rostow and Daniel Ellsberg. 1 videocassette (112 min.)

MEDIA 2-44

 

Homefront, U.S.A. ; The End of the tunnel, 1973-1975 1987

Elizabeth Deane

The years of heavy U.S. involvement in Vietnam (1965-1973) changed America. In the view of a sizeable portion of the public, the country was involved in a war that was not necessary. The country polarized between hawks and doves. Here is a portrait of the interplay between the reporting of events, public opinion, and policy making. To what extent were the opposing sides playing to the media? War was certainly no longer a unanimous endeavor. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA DANA 2-580     981

 

In a dark time 1991

David Hoffman, Rocky Collins, and Carol Rissman

This episode looks at the effects of the Vietnam War on America and the increasing polarization of its supporters and opponents. It also examines the mounting racial tensions that sparked riots in cities nationwide, and the elements of fear, disenchantment and frustration that were evident across the country. Finally, it leads viewers to the violent year of 1968 as political protest began to fuse with social ferment. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1238

 

Interviews with My Lai veterans 198-?

Joseph Strick and Richard Hammer

Shows interviews with five American soldiers who are My Lai veterans about what occurred there March 6, 1968, and how they feel about it. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA D-119

 

The last ghost of war c2007

Thaai Qua oc Phoam, Janet Gardner, Ruth Schell, Kevin Kline, Center for Asian American Media, and Filmakers Library, inc

Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, children at the Tu Du Hospital in Saigon are among several millions diagnosed by the Vietnamese as victims of Agent Orange. In this documentary, we meet several who are plaintiffs in a class action suit against 32 U.S. chemical companies. Attorneys, activists, scientists, and a military historian take us to a new battlefield. These Vietnamese victims are seeking compensation and justice. The question is were these dioxin-laden herbicides chemical weapons? And if so, who should be held accountable in the wake of what was allegedly the largest chemical warfare operation in history? 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1573

 

Legacies 1987

Richard Ellison

Looks at the painful reminders of the war in Vietnam, such as veterans' issues of delayed stress syndrome and the effects of Agent Orange, as well as the difficulty of the Vietnamese in relation to their victors. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA   DANA 2-581        982

 

Maya Lin a strong clear vision 1995

Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders, and Maya Ying Lin

Portrays the career of Maya Lin as an architect/artist as told by her and others, with special focus on the design and emotional impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 1 videocasette (92 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 961 2-3035

 

Mayday realtime 200-?

David Cort, Art Institute of Chicago, Video Data Bank, and Videofreex (Production company)

David Cort, founding member of the Videofreex, one of the best-known early video collectives, took his black-and-white Portapak to Washington, D.C. to record his impressions of the historic 1971 Mayday antiwar rally where thousands of anti-war activists tried to shut down the Federal government in protest, causing this to be one of the most prominent displays against the Viet Nam War. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

DANA 466

 

The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers c2009

Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, Lawrence Lerew, Michael Chandler, Daniel Ellsberg, Daniel Ellsberg, Vicente Franco , Dan Krauss, Blake Leyh, Kovno Communications (Firm), Insight Productions, Independent Television Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and New Day Films

"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court -- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War." -- www.newday.com. 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1855 10-1855

 

My Hanoi personal reflections by Thuy Linh 2001

Thu Nguy ên, Thuy Linh Tran, and Eleanor David

This program tours rapidly urbanizing Hanoi, and looks at the effect on citizens and culture. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5922

 

No time for tears 1993

Elizabeth Bouiss and Mitch Wood

Documentary in which seven women who served in Vietnam as nurses and Red Cross personnel describe why they went, what they did there, how life in a combat zone changed them, and how their experience continues to effect them today. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA 2-2962

 

North Vietnam a personal report 1967

Felix Greene and Icarus Films

A documentary of life in North Vietnam during the war. Focuses on civilians, explaining their feelings about the war and their reactions to the United States. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

MEDIA D-146

 

Picking up the pieces 1991

David Hoffman, Eric Stange, and Carol Rissman

Although there were still a half million troops in Vietnam, and even though the violence and absurdities of war would continue into the next decade, by 1969 there was a definite sense of something ending. The seeds of the Seventies were planted: the Women's Movement ; the Silent Majority ; the Citizen Action Movement. This program traces the end of the decade through the early seventies when the anti-war movement became mainstream, when worries about revolution faded away and political action took a more personal turn. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1239

 

Precious cargo 2002

Janet Gardner, Pham Quoc Thai, and Marlene Sanders

Tells the story of Operation Babylift, the U.S. transport of 2,800 South Vietnamese children to American homes in 1975. Includes interviews with the adoptees and their adoptive parents. Shows a group of adoptees traveling back to Vietnam to discover their past. 1videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-6034

 

The Quality of reporting Tet and after  1984?

The Tet Offensive in the winter of 1968 became a watershed in politics, military action, and reporting on the war.  This program raises such questions as:  Did the press misrepresent Tet?  Was there an element of defeatism present in reporting?  The panel consists of Philip Knightly (moderator), John Laurence, Peter Arnett, Winant Sidle, and Peter Braestrup. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-77

 

The Quality of reporting to Tet 1984?

The program examines the quality of reporting events of the Vietnamese  War.  During this time, many war correspondents lived with accusations that their reporting was helping the enemy.  The media was also accused of helping to bring about Communist victory.  A panel of former war correspondents discuss their role in reporting during the Vietnamese War.  The panel consists of Philip Knightly (moderator), Morley Safer, Robert Scheer, Garrick Utley, and Barry Zorthian. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-76

 

Remember My Lai 1989

Judy Woodruff, Kevin Sim, and Will Lyman

Explores the legacy of the massacre that shattered American pride and illusions about the Vietnam War.  Interviews recount the actions of American servicemen, including their indiscriminate violence.  The few remaining Vietnamese survivors share their personal experiences and pay homage to their relatives who died in the village.  Examines the cover-up stories, the investigations and court-martials, and the memories of the savagery. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-1159

 

Return with honor 2000

Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders, Tom Hanks, and Mark Samuels

Interviews American pilots who became prisoners of war in Vietnam and shows footage of the prison camps and captured prisoners. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-4350

 

Riding the tiger 1999

John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

Documentary of personal narratives of the Vietnam Conflict, the longest war in American history, starting in 1965 to the fall of Saigon to North Vietnamese forces on April 30, 1975. 1 videocassette (ca. 34 min.)

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The Roots of war ; The First Vietnam war, 1946-1954 1987

Judith Vecchione

A short history of the century during which France dominated Vietnam under the colonial tradition leads up to the rise of Ho Chi Minh. Tells how, in the last days of World War II, the tiny country was the scene of chaos, great-power rivalries, and a power vacuum. 1 videocassette (120 min.) ;

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Sad song of yellow skin 1994

Tom Daly and Michael Rubbo

The experiences of three young Americans living in Saigon during the 1960s portray life in a country that is besieged by war. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

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Stories my country told me with Maxine Hong Kingston 2000

Maxine Hong Kingston, Kate Meynell, Jim Janko, Ted Sexauer, Jerry Crawford, Dan Thompson, and Nh ât Hanh

In this program Kingston explores the causes and effects of alienation from one's country and travels to France accompanied by vietnam veteran writers to meet with Thich Nhat Hahn, a Buddhist monk instrumental in the peace accords ending the Vietnam War. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

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Surname Vięt, given name Nam 1989

T. Minh-Ha Trinh and  Thu Vân Mai

In the first part of this film South Vietnamese women talk about life, politics, feminism and women's liberation in post-war Vietnam. They also talk about their memories of the War years and the period of so-called "re-education." The second part of the film focuses on Vietnamese women who chose to flee from their homeland to the United States at the end of the war. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

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Tet, 1968 ; Vietnamizing the war, 1969-1973 1996

Will Lyman, Austin Hoyt, and Martin Smith

Episode 7.  discusses the North Vietnamese attack in Jan. 1968. Covers the impact this had on America and President Johnson. Episode 8.  discusses President Nixon's promise of American troop reduction, which by Spring of 1972 left only South Vietnamese ground forces. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

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Their own Vietnam 1995

Nancy D Kates

Documentary about American women who served in Vietnam. Includes interviews with five women veterans, intercut with archival footage and home movies. Explores the day-to-day experiences of these women as nurses and officers and the war's impact on their lives today. Official Army depictions of the war as a career opportunity are contrasted with the experiences of the women in a mostly male work environment. 1 videocassette (23 min.)

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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine 1983

Joel Glickman, Gregory Peck, Gordon Davidson, Ed Flanders, Gwen Arner, Barton Heyman, Gary Jackson, Richard Jordan, Donald Moffat, Davis Roberts, Leon Russom, and William Schallert

The year is 1968--America is at war in Vietnam.  Far from the combat zone, in Baltimore federal court, nine anti-war activists, including two priests, are on trial.  In an act of civil disobedience, they have burned hundreds of draft records.  The Catonsville Nine use the proceedings as a forum to denounce the war.  Father Daniel Berrigan, one of the defendants, has shaped the transcripts of that historic trial into a riveting political drama. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.)

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Trick bag a black & white movie ; What the fuck are these red squares? ; Hum 255 1992

Trick bag: Interviews gang members, Vietnam veterans, and factory workers. What the fuck are these red squares?: Documents a teach-in at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during the Vietnam War. Hum 255: Begins in 1968 with the striking students at the University of Chicago and follows with the return of two expelled students one year later who confront currently enrolled students about social and moral values and responsibilities. 1 videocassette (64 min.)

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The Turbulent end to a tragic war America's final hours in Vietnam 1989

Ted Jessup

The story of the fall of Saigon, America's last desperate bastion in the Vietnam War, of the soldiers and civilians who fled on the final chaotic day, and of those left behind to face the North Vietnamese army. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

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Two days in October 2005

Robert Kenner, David Maraniss, WGBH Educational Foundation, Robert Kenner Films, Wisconsin Public Television, British Broadcasting Corporation, PBS Home Video, and Playtone (Firm)

In October, 1967 a US battalion marched into a Viet Cong trap killing sixty-one young men in a war that continues to haunt us. Half a world away, a protest at the University of Wisconsin spiraled out of control, a moment that divided a nation. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.)

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The Uncounted enemy a Vietnam deception 1982

George Crile, Mike Wallace, and Sam Adams

This television documentary explores the decisions made at the highest levels of U.S. military intelligence during the Vietnam War. The program suggests that there was a deliberate conspiracy to fool the American public, the Congress and perhaps even the Whited House into believing that we were winning the war. 1 videocassette (73 min.)

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Vietnam War (Continued)

Unfinished symphony democracy and dissent 2004

Bestor Cram, Mike Majoros, Northern Light Productions, Lexington Oral History Projects, Inc, University of California (System), and Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning

Explores the events that led up to the Vietnam Veternas Protest of May 28-31, 1971. Also includes original footage of the protest including a reverse Paul Revere March from the Concord Bridge and the arrests of 410 demonstrators on Lexington Green. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

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Vietnam, a rising dragon 1993

Alan Pryke and Christian Fulk

Offers a variety of views of contemporary Vietnam, revealing economic reforms, improving international relations, and life of the people as their beautiful land continues to move from agricultural to industrial status. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

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Vietnam a television history 1996

Richard Ellison, Judith Vecchione, Elizabeth Dean, Austin Hoyt, Andrew Pearson, Martin Smith, Bruce Palling, and Will Lyman

This documentary series chronicles three decades of struggle in Vietnam, providing a detailed visual and oral account of the war. 7 videocassettes (780 min.)

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Vietnam after the fire 1989

J. Edward Milner and  Eartha Kitt

A documentary which examines the extensive damage done to the Vietnamese environment and people by the Vietnam War. 1 videocassettes (ca. 41 min.)

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Vietnam how we went to war c1996

Lyda Barclay Ely, Mike Wallace, Gary Paul Gates, CBS News Productions, History Channel (Television network), Arts and Entertainment Network, and New Video Group

Examines why the United States became involved in the Vietnam War. Traces the development of the French Indo-China conflict after World War II and shows why U.S. advisors became increasingly involved. Offers a historical perspective and an overview of the U.S. policies that led to the war. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

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Vietnam in the year of the pig 1986?

Emile De Antonio

A history of the Vietnam War told through a collage of news footage, political propaganda, anti-war speeches and popular confusion. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-255

 

Vietnam Memorial 1991

Steve York, Foster Wiley, and Jessica Savitch

Deals with the five days in Nov. 1982 when 150,000 Vietnam veterans came to Washington, D.C. to participate in ceremonies culminating in the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Records the extremes of emotions experienced by these individuals, from sadness to joy and pride, and their reactions to the American people's indifference and detachment. Contains strong language. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-4173

 

Vietnam on the frontlines c2002

Christopher Michon, Janis Klein, Roger Mudd, Michael Carroll, CBS News Productions, History Channel (Television network), and A & E Home Video (Firm)

Drawing extensively on the unmatched archives of CBS News and the testimony of the soldiers and correspondents, this video tells the story of the war as it happened, creating a personal and powerful portrait of the longest conflict America has ever been involved in. The four hours each focus on a pivotal chapter of the conflict, from Lyndon Johnson's decision to send in the troops to the final helicopter flight from the roof of the U.S. Embassy. 4 videodiscs (ca. 200 min.)

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Vietnam's unseen war pictures from the other side 2002

Tim Page

Follow Tim Page, legendary British photojournalist, through Vietnam as he brings the personal experiences of North Vietnamese photographers, civilians and soldiers to the Western viewer. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

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Vietnam the next generation : a film  c2005

Sandy Northrop, Judith Hallet, David Lamb, Filmakers Library, inc, and Wind & Stars Production Group

Focusing on eight Vietnamese under thirty who live in various parts of Vietnam, this film explores how the country has changed since the end of the Vietnam War, and how it is dealing with Western influences on its economic system and culture. 1 videocassette (ca. 54 min.)

MEDIA 2-7402

 

The Vietnam War 1990

Outlines the history of events leading to the Vietnam War and describes U.S. military involvement in the war. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

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The Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite  1994

Eric Shapiro, Russ Bensley, Hal Haley, Edward Hoppe, Walter Cronkite, Ed Bradley, Charles Kuralt, Dan Rather, Morley Safer , and Bob Simon

Complete history of the Vietnam War, as chronicled by CBS News correspondents, from its genesis in the days after World War II to its conclusion with the fall of Saigon. 5 videocassettes (ca. 120 min. each)

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The War at home 1986

Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown

Documentary about the anti-war movement.  Concentrating on the political activities of radical students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison which culminated in the bombing of the U.S. Army Math Research Center on campus.  Includes interviews with local, state and national figures as well as news clips of the war in Vietnam. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

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Warriors 1987

Deb Wallwork

This video honors Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War. It sheds light on a number of cultural issues about their place in this country. Features interviews with Native Americans. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

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Warriors' women 1981

Dorothy Tod and Alan Dater

Explores the living situations of five Vietnam veterans and their families by interviewing wives who candidly and emotionally reveal some of the problems they have witnessed. These problems include exposure to Agent Orange and the effects of delayed stress syndrome: depression, anger, violence, unemployment, and suicide. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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Which way is east 1994

Lynne Sachs and Dana Sachs

A personalized travelogue of the Sachs sisters on their journey to Vietnam. Narrated by the Sachs, the film tells of their meetings with friends and local Vietnamese as well as places they visit, as seen from an American viewpoint. 1 videocassette (33 min.)

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Why Vietnam? ; Know your enemy: the Viet Cong 1987

Lyndon B Johnson and  Stanley M Ulanoff

Why Vietnam? traces the history of American involvement in Vietnam fro the French withdrawal to the end of 1965.  President Johnson, Secretary of State Rusk, and Secretary of Defense McNamara explain the U.S. goals. Know your enemy, the Viet Cong uses captured Viet Cong newsreel film illustrate Viet Cong operations, training, and logistics.  Included are scenes from the operations of the 9th Viet Cong Division and other newsreel reports from Tay Ninh province.                                        l r. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

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Winter soldier 2006

Winterfilm (Firm), Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Milliarium Zero, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Vietnam veterans speak about atrocities committed upon Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during their time in the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

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