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Ken Burns Vietnam Film: Critical Reflections by Veterans and Academics

  • Jackson School of International Studies 101 Thompson Hall Seattle, WA 98195 (map)

 “all wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”  –  Viet Thanh Nguyen   Nothing Ever Dies

Long anticipated and much promoted, the series promised a fresh perspective on one of the most controversial wars in recent history. Did Burns and Novick succeed? Did they get historical facts right? How were the various sides portrayed? How does the documentary help us in having the necessary and important conversations about the war? What does it tell us about America’s current wars?

Panelists will include Vietnam veterans Mike Dedrick and Dan Gilman of VFP, and professor Christoph Giebel, History Department, SE Asia . There will be short presentations and opportunities for discussion and commentary. The event will be filmed and made more widely available.

This event is free and open to the public!