Doc Soup: Last Days in Vietnam

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Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 5, 2014 6:30 PM
Rush tickets available!
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 5, 2014 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Nov 6, 2014 6:45 PM
Rush tickets available!
Film Info
Runtime:98 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Rory Kennedy
Country Listing:USA
Copyright:2014
Rating:STC

Description

Award-winning director Rory Kennedy takes a stunning look at the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War. As the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon and a Communist victory becomes inevitable, the small number of American diplomats and military operatives still in the country prepare to withdraw. With no prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese, they are faced with a difficult choice: obey White House orders to only evacuate US citizens or risk treason charges to try and save their South Vietnamese allies, friends and families from certain imprisonment and possible death. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many lives as possible.

Executive producer Mark Samels will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the screenings.

Additional Information


"Heartrending and inspiring." – The Hollywood Reporter