Indy Politics talks with Lynn Novick, award winning documentary film maker about her latest project on the Vietnam War, which she co-directed with Ken Burns.
The Vietnam War, airs on PBS this month. It’s an immersive, 10-part, 18-hour production. It also considered to be the first major documentary assessment in a generation of one of the most divisive and consequential events in American history.
It features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from the winning and losing sides.
For nearly 30 years, Novick has been producing and directing films about American history and culture with long-time partner Ken Burns. Their films are some of the most acclaimed and top-rated documentaries to have aired on PBS, and include Prohibition, Baseball, Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright and The War, a seven part, 15-hour exploration of ordinary Americans’ experiences in World War II.
You can hear Novick in the Leon-Tailored audio above. Each segment runs about 11 minutes.