Milwaukee County War Memorial

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary Screening on Sept. 7th

The Vietnam War

Join us Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at the WMC for a special sneak peek screening of the new Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6:30 pm in Memorial Hall.

The featured clip runs about an hour. After the screening, there will be a discussion with a panel of Vietnam veterans, which will last about 30 minutes.

About the Documentary

From PBS:

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and 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 secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

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