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Last Days of Vietnam: film and discussion

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only—or to risk punishment and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can. The events recounted in the film mainly center on the US evacuation of Saigon codenamed Operation Frequent Wind.

Enjoy a discussion following the film facilitated by antiwar protesters Marilyn Levin and Duncan McFarland, and Alfred Johnson, who spent over a year in an Army stockade for refusing orders to Vietnam. 

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