What drove a company of American soldiers -- ordinary young men from around the country -- to commit the worst atrocity in American military history? Were they “just following orders” as some later declared? Or, did they break under the pressure of a vicious war in which the line between enemy soldier and civilian had been intentionally blurred? AMERICAN EXPERIENCE focuses on the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke ranks to try to halt the atrocities, and then bring them to light.
My American Experience
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Acclaimed by The Hollywood Reporter as an "Indie Composer to Watch," Joel Goodman is a multi-talented, award-winning composer. His original composition credits include work on the Oscar and Emmy Award-winning films Sister Rose's Passion; The Collector of Bedford Street and Children Underground. Joel recently scored the American Experience film My Lai, produced and directed by Barak Goodman. You can listen to three tracks from the film on his website,joelgoodman.com.