LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
February 7, 2015

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Illustration by Robert John Paterson

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands. – IFC Films

Join the HS Doc Club after the film for an intimate conversation over dinner and drinks as we discuss the following topics:

  • The events that took place in the final days of the Veitnam War
  • The use of archival footage to retell events in history

No prior background in documentaries are necessary to be part of the conversation. Join the HS Doc Club mailing list or Facebook page for all the details on how to take part!

New to the club or coming alone? Awesome! Shoot us an email at theharvardseal@gmail.com and we’ll make sure someone is there to greet you. All are welcome!

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