Dateline-Saigon is a powerful, haunting documentary about 5 journalists reporting the truth about the Vietnam War
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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”.
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