Salute to Vietnam Veterans
Friday, May 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 Marines’ Memorial Club
Registration at 5:30 PM | Program at 6:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre, 2nd Floor
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT. For questions, email [email protected]
You are invited to a special evening to pay tribute to Vietnam War Veterans. The evening will include a preview of THE VIETNAM WAR, a documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Lynn Novick and veteran war correspondent Joe Galloway, who served as an advisor to the project and is featured in the documentary. Vietnam veteran Phil Gioia, who also appears in the film, will moderate the conversation. A grand reception will follow in the Commandant’s Room.
THE VIETNAM WAR is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series that will air on PBS in September 2017. In this immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Six years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it 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, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era.
The film will be accompanied by an unprecedented outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students in multiple platforms.