The Vietnam War not only stands as one of the most controversial military operations ever conducted by the United States, but remains an inspiration for countless films and documentaries. There is still much to discuss about the war, from the wholesale devastation on the ground to the politics between the players in the White House, and the upcoming documentary “Last Days In Vietnam” explores both of those avenues.
Directed by Rory Kennedy (“Ghosts Of Abu Gharib“), the film chronicles the fading days of the war and the moral quandary that faced foreign policy mandarins like Henry Kissinger involved in its prosecution: does the United States simply withdraw its own troops and personnel, or does it assist in helping their South Vietnamese allies find a safe exit?
Below, you’ll find an exclusive clip from “Last Days In Vietnam” which helps set the tone. The documentary opens on September 5th.