WUFT, in partnership with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs North Florida, South Georgia Veterans Health System and Veterans Helping Veterans Ocala Headquarters, will host two advanced preview screenings of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s much-awaited documentary, “The Vietnam War.” This ten-part, 18-hour documentary series 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 revealing testimony from 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, 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.
Though this historic documentary will not air until September 17 on PBS, we invite you to join us during our advanced screenings of this landmark documentary. Portions of each of the ten episodes will be included in the preview for a total screen-time of just over an hour. The preview will be followed by an optional panel discussion reception hosted by Veterans Helping Veterans Headquarters Ocala, North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is necessary.
We look forward to seeing you there!
THE SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA.
Ocala Screening Location:
September 12, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Reilly Arts Center | 500 NE 9th St, Ocala, FL 34470