Vietnam War Film

Free Sneak Preview of the new Ken Burns documentary, "The Vietnam War"

Skaneateles Library
Wednesday, September 13
6:30 PM

Central Library
Thursday, September 14
10:30 AM

Maxwell Memorial Library
Thursday, September 14
2:30 PM

Paine Branch Library
Saturday, September 16
2:30 PM

Debbie Stack, WCNY Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement, will show clips from the 18-hour documentary series and will lead a discussion about the film series. Comments and the sharing of local and personal stories and memories from the Vietnam War era will also be a part of the event. 

The landmark series will begin airing on WCNY, Central New York's flagship public broadcaster, on Sept. 17 at 8:00 p.m.  Consisting of 10 parts - a total of 18 hours -  "The Vietnam War,” which took 10 years to make, looks back on one of the most controversial events in American history. The series explores the human dimensions of the war through interviews with 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.

Funding for The Vietnam War provided by: Members of The Better Angels Society; Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.