Movie Clip of the Week: 1974

Every Thursday I post a clip from a movie (and in this case, Documentary)  that you may not heard of but should see. This week it’s from the year 1974.

Hearts and Minds (1974)

Directed by: Peter Davis

Plot: This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as its own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteous militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss

This is a heart wrenching clip and sums up the Vietnam War in two minutes and eighteen seconds.

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