Vietnam War Documentary Film Launch Invitation

Présentation aux Etats-Unis (Virginie) d’un important projet d’histoire orale sur la guerre du Viêt-Nam. Le premier volet est consacré aux témoignages et à l’analyse de l’ancien ambassadeur de la République du Viêt-Nam aux Etats-Unis.

Vietnam War Documentary Film Launch Invitation

The United States Intervention in Vietnam Through the Eyes of a Diplomat, 1965 1975

Dear invitees,

You are cordially invited to the official launch of the Vietnam War oral history documentary series People and History: The United States Intervention in Vietnam Through the Eyes of a Diplomat, 1965 1975.

Produced between 2013 and 2019, the 15-part, 17-hours Vietnamese-language documentary series interviewed Bùi Diễm, the former Republic of (South) Vietnam Ambassador to the United States from 1967 and 1972, on his perspective of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. He shares his memories, reflections, as well as orally annotating and contextualizing several thousand pages of primary sources in his possession. The documentary also taps into Bùi Diễm’s immense knowledge from having lived through some of the most significant historical events and transformations in 20th-century Vietnamese history, American foreign policy, and the Cold War.

The series presents an overarching narrative covering the years from 1945 to 1975. Through Bùi Diễm’s recollections, the documentary series sheds light on an understudied perspective on the Vietnam War—a complicated and controversial historical event that is still imperfectly understood. The series is accompanied by more than 350 pages of Vietnamese transcription and 170 digitized files of original documents. More information on the project, please visit www.vietnamwarohp.com.


The launch will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Founders Hall Multipurpose Room 125, George Mason University Law School, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.

Program:

1:00 PM – Greetings

1:30 PM – Opening ceremony

1:45 PM – Introducing guests

2:00 PM – Presentations by Alex-Thai D. Vo and Former Ambassador Bui Diem

2:45 PM – Selective screening

3:00 PM – Q&A

3:30 PM – Film signing by Amb. Bùi Diễm

4:00 PM – Adjourn

Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Please contact the following representatives for further information.

Dr. Nguyễn Mậu Trinh: 301- 461-8490; trinh.nguyenmau@gmail.com 

Mr. Thành Nhân: 301-257-8496; vothanhnhan@sbtn.tv

Mr. Alex-Thái Đ. Võ: 757-318-1661; vietnamwaroralhistoryproject@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Alex Thái Đ. Võ, Project Leader

Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University 

Image « à la une » : Bui Diem dans son bureau © DR