Award-winning film maker Lynn Novick joined the Frontline Club to review her critically acclaimed film The Vietnam War. She discussed various aspects of the film with famed Vietnam war journalist John Laurence. Lynn and her team interviewed over 100 people for the series which was 10 years in the making. The result is one of the most in depth documentaries on the roughly 20 year conflict.
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Lynn Novick, held an informal Q&A with veterans about the 18-hour documentary series she co-directed with Ken Burns at The Hamilton on Veterans Day 2017.
In their new 10-part PBS documentary series, the filmmakers uncover never-before-seen footage from the Vietnam War. The series tells the story of the war from multiple perspectives: American soldiers, the government, the South and North Vietnamese, and the protestors in the U.S. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Trophy.'
Ken Burns and his frequent collaborator Lynn Novick have made indelible documentaries about American life, on subjects like jazz, baseball, the Civil War, and World War II. Their latest film is a ten-part examination of the Vietnam War, and Marc talks with them about the bold storytelling choices used in the film, the decade-long process that went into making an 18-hour documentary, and the lessons learned that show we are still living in an America defined by this specific war. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Stamps.com, and Hello Fresh.