Hearts and Minds (2004)
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The title of this documentary was inspired by the mantra recited by those in charge of the Vietnam War: "In order to win the war, we must win the hearts and minds of the people." The failure to achieve this, coupled with the disastrous no-win policies of the higher-ups, is the nucleus of this film, put together by director Peter Davis in the same manner as Marcel Ophuls' The Sorrow and the Pity. Like the Ophuls film, Davis juxtaposes news footage of the Vietnam war with interviews conducted with
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A cry of despair made by a person whose viewpoint hadn't yet been soundly vindicated.
has not lost its power to provoke and challenge our conventional understanding of patriotism and the necessity of war
It's a cinematic essay of constant movement and provocation, a record of one man finding his way through the fog of war.
Peter Davis' Oscar-winning feature is a must-see documentary about Vietnam.
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