This fall, KQED will air The Vietnam War, a landmark documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series tells the story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The program features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
In the run up to and during the broadcast of Ken Burns' Vietnam, KQED will be publishing a series of stories examining the impacts of the war on the Bay Area, covering topics such as Vietnamese immigration, anti-war protests and the war's influence on the local arts scene.
Veterans: For a list of mental health resources, click here.
Local support provided by Kraw Law Group, Comcast, Tauck, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Stanford Health Care.
Below: Vietnamese Americans in the South Bay reflect on the war, their culture and living in America