Dateline-Saigon is a powerful, haunting documentary about 5 journalists reporting the truth about the Vietnam War
Dateline-Saigon, documentary, Vietnam War, reporting, reporters, journalism, Thomas D. Herman, David Halberstam, Malcolm Browne, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett, Horst Faas, John F. Kennedy, President Kennedy, New York Times, Associated Press, United Press International
Dateline-Saigon was screened at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania to a big crowd. Post screening discussion with led by Prof Peter Decherney and Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson,
Dateline-Saigon was screened at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania to a big crowd. Post screening discussion with led by Prof Peter Decherney and Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, former Dean of the Annenberg School.
Thomas D. Herman at Penn Center for Media at Risk
Thomas D. Herman at Penn with Prof. Peter Decherney
Thomas D. Herman at Penn
Tom Herman with event organizer, Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm EST
Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is pleased to shine a light on the important intersection of film and journalism with the screening of two major documentary films about the Vietnam War at this year’s Festival.
Dateline-Saigon, directed by Tom Herman, profiles the groundbreaking work in the crucible of early-60s Saigon of five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists: The New York Times’s David Halberstam; Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and legendary photojournalist Horst Faas of the Associated Press; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan. An essential example of film revealing the soul of investigative journalism, Dateline-Saigon will screen at Town Hall Theater on Friday, August 24 at 130p. Mr. Herman will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A with special guests following the film, hosted by MNFF Artistic Director, Jay Craven.
The screening will be followed by a discussion exploring its lessons on the importance of an independent press in preserving democracy, particularly in the face of government officials who seek to suppress information. With contemporary attacks on the press from the White House, and officials who embrace “alternative facts,” these lessons remain chillingly relevant and crucial today.
Moderated by ProPublica managing editor Robin Fields.
Panel discussion immediately following with:
Thomas D. Herman, Director of Dateline-Saigon
Robin Fields, Managing Editor, ProPublica
Joel Simon, Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Jay Rosen, Associate Professor of Journalism, NYU
FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE – Five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists face fierce political opposition as they try to cover the Vietnam War from the ground in a film that is uncannily relevant
FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE – Five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists face fierce political opposition as they try to cover the Vietnam War from the ground in a film that is uncannily relevant today. Narrated by Sam Waterston and replete with rare archival motion picture and interviews, the film has all the drama and high stakes of “All the President’s Men”.