Netflix, the Vietnam War and a documentary that is well worth reviewing.
10 chapters, 15 years of pain, ideological clashes, political bidding and all kinds of conflicts, to reflect, without taking part.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have not only done a great job, they have also made people want to see again a documentary (of more than 17 hours!) about a war, to talk again about everything that happened in Vietnam and, the most incredible thing, that many acquaintances recommend you something from Netflix that is not a movie or a series. And not for less, in those 10 chapters besides going through 15 years of pain, ideological clashes, political bidding and all kinds of conflicts, invites us to reflect, without taking part, observing the multiple and varied testimonies about what happened. As if the 30 million dollars cost of its production were not enough, it took 10 years of work reviewing 1500 hours of film material and 24,000 photographs. And all this can be seen in their more than 70 testimonies, from American soldiers to the inhabitants of the Vietnamese jungle, with a cross-section of the countryside and the cities, and a country that, as if it had little to do with its own problems, had to tackle U.S. interests and its "deep" concern about the advance of communism. Unfortunately, the Vietnam War has generated a lot of material, so much so that for those of us who grew up in the 1970s, it gave the country a leading role that no one wanted to have. Perhaps today, so many years later and with such a complete and interesting work, it is time to be able to sit down and understand what happened. As a bonus track, it is worth mentioning the quality of the musical themes that close each chapter, they are a track list that would be worth keeping.