The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on Maine Public Television in September 2017.
In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
Click HERE to view submitted Courageous Conversations.
Click HERE to view a preview of The Vietnam War.
Community Screenings and Panel Discussions in Maine
Maine Public is holding three free screenings of portions of the documentary and community discussions about the human experience during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. Seating at each screening is limited and requires attendee ticket reservations.
- Screening One: 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Click here to order tickets.
- Screening Two: 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 24, at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. Click here to order tickets.
- Screening Three: 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre in Bangor. Click here to order tickets.
Panel Facilitor: Adria O. Horn, director, Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services
Adria Horn graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 2001. She commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Military Police Corps and served in various positions as both a military police officer and a psychological operations officer. She deployed five times in support of the Global War on Terror. In 2011, she separated from active duty and moved to Maine. Adria is a lieutenant colonel and individual reservist in the U.S. Army Reserve and currently serves as a future operations planner for the U.S. Pacific Command. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University. In her previous position, she worked for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
Adria is married to Lokie Horn, a South Africa native. Together, they have two young daughters, Ava and Juliette. They live on a farm in Pittston, Maine.
- David Bann
He has lectured and consulted all over the US, with WHO in Geneva and in Africa and the Middle East in chronic disease practice improvements, disease surveillance systems and population health assessments. He is a leader in the development of rural and international partnerships aimed at addressing chronic disease through quality improvements at the practice, patient and community levels. His international experience includes health projects in Mali, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, The Gambia, Egypt, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia and China.
He is a part time photographer, cyclist, runner, skier, yogi and swimmer.
- Jim Doherty joined the VA Maine Healthcare Team in 2003 and works for the Center Director in a wide range of collateral duties assisting Maine Veterans.
- Nathaniel Grace, master sergeant, master religious affairs NCO, Joint Force Headquarters, Maine Army National Guard
- Bill Libby is a retired Major General whose last assignment was Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard. He was commissioned as a 2LT from the University of Maine ROTC program and served 10 years on Active Duty to include Vietnam in 1968-69 as a Field Artillery Officer in the First Cavalry Division. Upon leaving active duty, he joined the Maine Army National Guard. His “hat trick” of most interesting/challenging assignments include his tour in Vietnam, serving as an ROTC Instructor at the University of Massachusetts and watching Dr. J play for the UMass team and Commanding the engineer Task Force Fuertes Camino 94 in Guatemala.
- Melanie Morin
- Karen Olsen
Maine Public is encouraging Vietnam Veterans and anyone affected by the conflict to share their own story on the Vietnam War and correspondence they had during or after the war. Submissions can be written, recorded or videotaped and sent to Maine Public at firstname.lastname@example.org. The stories will be collected and archived here and some may be shared with the greater Maine audience.
Click HERE to view submitted courageous conversations.
Student-Read Courageous Conversations
Maine Public is partnering with a number of Maine high school and college students to record some of the submitted courageous conversations. These will be archived here on mainepublic.org and will air on Maine Public Television and over social media. If you are interested in being one of the readers, contact Cory Morrissey at email@example.com.