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
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.