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"The Vietnam War" is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Thursday, September 21 and Sunday, September 24 - Thursday, September 28 on Rocky Mountain PBS.

In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. "The Vietnam War" features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

 

The Music
The film features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma. The soundtrack has 38 tracks including for the first time a track by The Beatles included in a non-Beatles film. Tracks include Bob Dylan, Booker T and the MG's, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Howlin Wolf, Marvin Gaye, Simon & Garfunkel, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Otis Redding, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, plus many more. Pre-order the soundrack now. 

An Evening with Ken Burns Livestream
Voices of Vietnam from Colorado
Film Previews and Clips
Ties to Colorado
Books and Movies About the Vietnam War

Books and Movies About the Vietnam War

Denver Public Library has a robust collection of books and films about the many facets of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

Researching the Vietnam War

Researching the Vietnam War

Explore Denver Public Library's resources including encyclopedias, online databases, and magazines from the Vietnam War era.

Denver Activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales on The Vietnam War

Denver Activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales on The Vietnam War

On August 6, 1966, Chicano activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales addressed a group (believed to be the Denver Stop The War Committee) with a speech declaring, "peace is dignity."

Beyond the Dream.PNG On the evening of April 4, 2017, Denver’s Iliff School of Theology, The Riverside Church, and Veterans of Hope held a special event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s prophetic Christian challenge to the racism, materialism and militarism that he believed produced the Vietnam war. The speech was written by Dr. Vincent Harding, the great civil rights leader from Denver.

Watch the livestream coverage of the event as well as the subsequent 30-minute panel discussion featuring Dr. Edward Antonio, Rev. Dr. Naomi Harris, and Dr. Dana Wilbanks. 

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