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Free Screening & Discussion- The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
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Free Screening & Discussion- The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

Location: 
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
United States
event date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of excerpts from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns The Vietnam War by Ken Burns.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Following the film we will hear from veterans, mental health advocates and community members.