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First Days Story Project

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The crowdfunding campaign will support community engagement and the creation of additional digital content around Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam." The "First Days Story Project" will enable American Experience to collect stories from nearly 200 people in six cities across the U.S., answering one of the major questions raised by the film — What happened to those who fled?

Aired: 07/27/14

Rating: NR

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