Join PBS SoCal for an evening of storytelling in support of the epic new Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War. Explore the era’s history from a number of diverse local perspectives as you hear from local storytellers, watch selections from the film, participate in a “human library,” and explore an exhibition of mixed-media helicopter sculpture that served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War.
Complimentary refreshments will be served. Please note that this event will be overbooked in order to ensure capacity.
About the film: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, 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 revelatory testimony of 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 and 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.