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
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Lies, deception, and the dangerous search for truth.

Five young reporters take on a superpower — and who wins? Dateline-Saigon is the story of five young journalists whose courageous reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War in the face of fierce opposition — and worse — from government is uncannily relevant to challenges journalists face today. Narrated by Sam Waterston, Dateline-Saigon has all the drama and high stakes of All the President’s Men and the tragedy and romance of The Quiet American.

History Film Festival 2019 Official Selection
Coronado Island Film Festival Best Documentary
WoodsHole FilmFest award
Berkshire International Film Festival
Coronado Island Film Festival
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival 2017 Jury Award Best Documentary
Sedona Film Festival
Salem Film Fest 2017 Official Selection

“If the government is telling the truth, reporters become a minor, relatively unimportant conduit to what is happening. But when the government doesn’t tell the truth, begins to twist the truth, hide the truth, then the journalist becomes involuntarily infinitely more important.”

David Halberstam, The New York Times

The protagonists

Dateline-Saigon DVD


Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Time: 96 minutes
Rating: Unrated