"Last Days in Vietnam", DC Shorts Film Festival, Documentary, Film, Rory Kennedy, Saigon in 1975, Vietnam War
Last Days in Vietnam ****1/2
Like many people of my generation, the Vietnam War was a major part of my late adolescence and young adulthood. For at least 10 years, rarely did a day go by without it occupying some part of my thinking about politics, about war, about my country, about my own role vis-a-vis the war. (I chose to go into the Peace Corps as a way of serving my country and followed that with high school teaching.)
Thus, I thought I knew a good deal about many of the aspects of that war, including the final days of the conflict.
And so I was quite surprised recently when I saw Rory Kennedy’s Last Days in Vietnam.