On Sunday, September 17th, PBS will debut the latest project from Ken Burns and his frequent collaborator Lynn Novick: the ten-part, 18-hour series The Vietnam War. Just like Burns and Novick’s previous films The War (about WWII) and Prohibition (about American culture in the 1920s), the new documentary combines a broader historical overview with compelling …
Watch this exclusive video chat with Laura Poitras (who won an Oscar for her documentary CitizenFour), journalist Betty Medsger and filmmaker Johanna Hamilton, talking about 1971, Edward Snowden, and protecting anonymous sources.
Filmmaker Johanna Hamilton talks to us about how she approached telling the 1971 story on film, the most surprising revelations from it, and its resonance with the more recent Wikileaks and Edward Snowden stories.
Critic Noel Murray writes about docs and features — from Chicago 10 to Night Moves — centering around American activists and radicals who’ve defied the status quos, sometimes questionably, and sometimes in ways that today seem more noble than dangerous.
Test your knowledge about all the things that were happening in America in the year 1971, from politics to music, movies to sports. The more far out your score the more groovy you are, man.