English and Vietnamese with English subtitles, 2013, 98 minutes, color, U.S.A.
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. With the specter of a Communist victory looming and only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country, the United States prepares to withdraw. As they begin to realize the reality of certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, American diplomats and soldiers confront a moral quandary: obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens, or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, heroes emerge as a small handful of Americans take matters into their own hands.
Renowned Sundance Film Festival veteran Rory Kennedy dares to reopen the books on a war that scarred our national psyche. Chronicling a story few of us know, Kennedy’s potent documentary may both shock you and restore your faith in humanity.
Director: Rory Kennedy
Screenwriters: Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester
Producers: Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester
Editor: Don Kleszy
Line Producer: Pat Bischetti
Cinematographer: Joan Churchill
Senior Producer: Sharon Grimberg
Executive Producer: Mark Samels