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  THE VIETNAM WAR | PREMIERES SUNDAY SEPT 17 @ 7 PM ON PBS Airs Sunday, September 17 – Thursday, September 21 and Sunday, September 24 – Thursday, September 28 7:00 p.m. on PBS Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most…


 

THE VIETNAM WAR | PREMIERES SUNDAY SEPT 17 @ 7 PM ON PBS

Airs Sunday, September 17 – Thursday, September 21 and Sunday, September 24 – Thursday, September 28 7:00 p.m. on PBS

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

I think the Vietnam War is arguably the most important event of the second half of the 20th century. It’s a defining moment.” –Ken Burns 

Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR 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.

UPCOMING VIETNAM SCREENING + DISCUSSION EVENTS:

Join us for a special sneak peek of the film followed by a community conversation:

Space is limited; Please RSVP today.

9/7 at TPT: SOLD OUT

9/13 at Stillwater Public Library: LEARN MORE

9/14 at the Minnesota Humanities Center: SOLD OUT

 

 

The Story Wall is Live!

The Minnesota Remembers Vietnam team is very excited to share that today we launched the Story Wall, an interactive collection of personal memories, photos, film footage, letters, art, shared by people across Minnesota. We launched the story-submission page this spring, and it’s been a privilege to learn about the Vietnam War from so many people in…


The Minnesota Remembers Vietnam team is very excited to share that today we launched the Story Wall, an interactive collection of personal memories, photos, film footage, letters, art, shared by people across Minnesota. We launched the story-submission page this spring, and it’s been a privilege to learn about the Vietnam War from so many people in our own communities as we curate them into the Story Wall. 

TPT producer, Luke Heikkila, demonstrates the Story Wall on Friday’s episode of Almanac. Take a look!

If you have not shared yet, we encourage you to please consider add ing your voice to history. We will be gathering personal memories about the Vietnam War through spring of 2018.

SHARE YOUR STORY

 

One Month To Go!

With just one month until our Story Wall is unveiled on September 1, our team has been hard at work. In addition to reading through stories, planning outreach events across the state, and helping to digitize media, we've been working on the design of the Story Wall. We wanted to give you a sneak peek…


With just one month until our Story Wall is unveiled on September 1, our team has been hard at work.

In addition to reading through stories, planning outreach events across the state, and helping to digitize media, we’ve been working on the design of the Story Wall. We wanted to give you a sneak peek of what this website will eventually look like!

 

The home page will feature the Story Wall itself. The stories will be assembled in a grid-like virtual “wall” and will scroll from left to right. Each story will have a corresponding image and/or quote to draw the reader in.

 

From the header, you will be able to click on “Find Stories” to search stories using a variety of filters including keyword, point of view, and story theme.

There will even be an interactive map that you can search based on current location and location during the war.

 

Regardless of how you find a story, when you click on the story image, that story’s unique page will open up.

Watch the short video below to view what a sample story page might look like:

 

The website will have a few additional features, but we want to save some of the good stuff for the big reveal!

Our staff has been honored to read all of the story submissions so far, and we are eager to share them with the rest of the world. If you haven’t already shared your story, click here to submit.

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