We start with two perspectives on the 1975 evacuation of Saigon at the conclusion of the Vietnam War. First, from the standpoint of U.S. soldiers, as illustrated in the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam. Second, from the Vietnamese viewpoint, from the author of the novel The Sympathizer. Next, listen to how North Korea tried to steal film success from another country. And finally, we explore how Instagram helps users experience foreign places.
The Evacuation of Saigon, A North Korean Kidnapping and Everyday Instagram
From this Episode:
'Last Days in Vietnam'
When American troops were leaving Vietnam in 1975, several mobs of soldiers and South Vietnamese scrambled to get out of Saigon. Amid the chaos, U.S. soldiers had to decide...
There are plenty of films and books depicting the horrors of the Vietnam War. But most look at it from the American perspective. Author Viet Thanh Nguyen took the...
10 min, 30 sec
A Kim Jong II Production
Kim Jong-Un’s father, Kim Jong II, was a huge fan of American films. He wanted to build a North Korean film industry that would rival Hollywood’s. His solution? Kidnap one...
14 min, 30 sec