The Vietnam War is a ten-part series that provides an in-depth account of one of the most controversial wars the United States has ever executed. Produced by legendary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the series brings to light stories that are rarely heard on this subject. People from both sides of the war are interviewed, offering a new complex account of the conflict that had a devastating impact.
The documentary took over 10 years to produce and includes extremely rare archival footage never seen before of the war as it was experienced by soldiers and civilians in Vietnam. It also analyses how the war was presented in the United States on television, radio broadcast, and in magazines. Footage of the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s is also weaved into the story with clips of the concerts and musical recordings that captured the essence of the counterculture.