Sunday, 12:15 p.m.
“WHY VIET NAM? Episode One” shot over 30 years in Việt Nam & the USA is a spirited alternative to the Ken Burns view of the war, a personal film by a Vietnamese-American woman to promote healing & a better understanding of the Other. Composed by Philip Glass.
This newest episode’s exclusive preview, “The General & Me” deals with the extraordinary friendship that grew between the filmmaker & General Vo Nguyen Giap, known as the Red Napoleon, one of the most successful military leaders of the 20th century, who led the People’s Army to free his country from colonial slavery.
A shocking confrontation with Robert McNamara about Agent Orange reveals that the wounds of war remain open. Vietnamese veterans reflect on the devastating after effects of a conflict that cost millions of South East Asian lives. The film is followed at 3PM by a reading of Dr. King’s landmark anti-war speech “BEYOND VIET NAM.”
Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant is an actress and the director of the acclaimed film “From Hollywood to Hanoi”. She co-produced “A Dangerous Method” about Dr Freud and Dr Jung’s lover. Her most recent film as a director, “Why Viet Nam”, spans decades of her relationship with General Giap, the leader of the North Vietnamese Army and adviser to Ho Chi Minh during the Vietnam War.
“A MUST SEE MASTERPIECE”. PHILIP GLASS
“DO NOT MISS!” CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
“EXTRAORDINARY” DAVID CRONENBERG
“OSCAR WORTHY” DON NORTH “Viet Nam The 10,000 Day War”