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The Vietnam War

A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The program features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including those who fought in the war, those who opposed it and civilians from both sides who have lived with the consequences. The first episode airs on Sept. 17, 2017 on KCTS 9.

Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it 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 revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The series features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from many of the greatest artists of the era, and original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

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