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The Vietnam War premieres Sunday September 17, 2017 at 8/7c

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. 


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Remember The Vietnam War - Premieres Sunday, September 17, 8/7c.

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The film features stories from a wide variety of perspectives - and we want to hear your voice too.

If you or a loved one experienced the events surrounding the war, you can either share a video or audio file, personal photographs, or even just write a short narrative in the comment box.

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The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick features stories from a wide variety of perspectives - and we want to hear your voice too. 

See what other people are sharing below or submit your story here.

Vietnam Video

THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and

Funding is provided by:

and Members of the

Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine • Diane & Hal Brierley • Amy & David Abrams • John & Catherine Debs • Fullerton Family Charitable Fund • The Montrone Family • Lynda & Stewart Resnick

The Golkin Family Foundation • The Lynch Foundation • The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation

Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation • Bonnie & Tom McCloskey • Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III • The Lavender Butterfly Fund

Filmmaker photos courtesy: Tim Llewellyn Photography, Stephanie Berger, Diane Raines Ward. Background photos courtesy: Magnum Photos, Doug Niven/Another Vietnam


THE VIETNAM WAR: Free Screening
Thursday, August 10
10 a.m.
Eisenhower Recreation Center
3560 Buena Vista Blvd.
The Villages
Register Here

THE VIETNAM WAR: Exhibit Opening & Screening
Thursday, September 7
6 p.m.
Orange County History Center
65 E. Central Blvd.
Register Here

Details: WUCF in partnership with the Orange County History Center will officially unveil a new exhibit entitled, “Leaving Vietnam: Building a New Life in Central Florida.”  What turned Orlando’s Mills 50 neighborhood into Little Saigon? This retrospective uses oral histories to explore the war’s impact on Central Florida. Learn about the parts local veterans played on the front lines and how the experience shaped them. Discover the roots of Central Florida’s Vietnamese community and its impact on leadership, local commerce, and Orlando’s food scene.
Following the exhibit opening, join WUCF for an exclusive preview screening of THE VIETNAM WAR.


WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Thursday, Aug. 24
8 p.m.

Part One: Hear from Lynn Novick, co-director of the new Ken Burns film, "The Vietnam War."
Lynn shares what went into making the film.


WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Thursday, Aug. 31
8 p.m.

Part Two: Hear the dramatic stories of Central Florida veterans who fought in the Vietnam War.


WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Thursday, Sept. 7
8 p.m.

Part Three: Explore the Vietnamese community in Orlando established after the war.  
Hear from a refugee, along with a second-generation Vietnamese-American and see how the community is thriving.


WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Thursday, Sept. 14
8 p.m.

Part Four: The struggle continues for some Vietnam Veterans.  
Explore how some are dealing with these struggles and helping each other and their communities.


WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Live Veterans Call-In Show
Sunday, Sept. 24
7 p.m.

Wall of Faces


WUCF is partnering with veterans organizations across the state of Florida to put a face to every Florida name listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.  Nearly 300 photos are still missing.

The images will help tell the stories of the men and women who are listed on the Wall as part of a new Education Center the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is building on the National Mall.  

Learn more about the Wall of Faces here.

The Vietnam War


The Vietnam War: An Evening with Lynn Novick & Col. Hal Kushner

Orange Co. Regional History Center

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WUCF Courageous Conversations
Vietnam Town Hall

The Vietnam War and its Impact in Central Florida

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