Last Days in Vietnam [sortie officielle en avril 2015]

[ndlr] Message du VSG. Diffusion exclusive jusqu’à demain 7/02/2015 du film documentaire de Rory Kennedy sur la fin de la guerre du Viêt Nam. Malheureusement non accessible depuis la France, la Thailande ou le Viêt Nam. Cliquez sur l’image pour accéder au site.


PBS, the US public TV network, has just posted Rory Kennedy’s widely praised documentary film, Last Days in Vietnam.  It can be viewed/streamed in full at the link below, but just from February 5-7.

The film will be broadcast by PBS for the first time at 9pm on April 28.

In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place. Still, over the last days in Vietnam, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible.

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News footage shows the panic permeating South Vietnam leading up to the Fall of Saigon in April, 1975.

Col. Stuart Herrington recounts helping groups of South Vietnamese escape during the final days before the fall of Saigon.

South Vietnamese veteran Dam Pham and U.S. Army veteran Stuart Herrington describe the chaos at the U.S. Embassy during the final days of Saigon in April, 1975.

Kiem Do, a colonel in the South Vietnamese Navy, remembers the solemn flag-lowering ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Kirk after the fall of Saigon.

Miki Nguyen tells the story of the day his family left Vietnam.

With so many South Vietnamese helicopters landing on the USS Kirk, the crew had no other option than to dump the helicopters overboard once they’d unloaded their passengers.

Journalist Jim Laurie recalls the looting that took place after the last U.S. helicopters left the American Embassy in Saigon in April, 1975.

As North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon, eleven U.S. Marines found themselves on the roof of the American Embassy with no U.S. helicopters in sight.

After the Fall of Saigon, Dam Pham and other South Vietnamese soldiers wondered what fate awaited them.

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Possibilité de voir le film sous-titré en vietnamien sur YouTube à l’adresse suivante :

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indomemoires (2015, 6 février). Last Days in Vietnam [sortie officielle en avril 2015]. Mémoires d'Indochine. Consulté le 26 mai 2024, à l’adresse