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Last Days in Afghanistan

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy discusses the parallels between America’s final days in Vietnam and Afghanistan.

The desperate, chaotic scenes from Afghanistan playing out in recent days immediately call to mind the fall of Saigon nearly 50 years ago. As director and producer of the Oscar-nominated film, Last Days in Vietnam Rory Kennedy observes, “There’s a real connection and analogy to what happened in Vietnam in 1975 and what we’re seeing right now in the streets of Kabul.” In this exclusive conversation, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s executive producer Cameo George speaks with the acclaimed filmmaker about the parallels between the 1975 evacuation of Vietnam and the recent American withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the lessons that America’s history in Vietnam offer today.

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