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Last Reflections on a War: Bernard Fall

Directed by Beryl Fox
Canada / United States, 1968 (documentary, 44 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Last Reflections on a War"

Film Description:
"A film on the Vietnam war by Beryl Fox, dedicated to French journalist Bernard Fall, who along with his photographer, was killed by a mine. Bernard Fall's wife, Dorothy, reads her husband's last letter to her. The journalists' filmed and taped impressions, right up to the instant of their deaths, are shown. The film continues with live footage and sound recordings of the war, showing combat action and fire bombs in South Vietnam; U.S. marines burning villages and taking in homeless and frightened Vietnamese women and children; sick and injured refugees taken away from battle zone on U.S. military helicopters; young Viet-Cong men in captivity; dead bodies floating along river shore; and other scenes of atrocity. Also includes comments and impressions of the war by South Vietnamese and American soldiers."
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Based on: Last Reflections on a War, a book by Bernard B. Fall
Production Company: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, United States Public Broadcasting Laboratory
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"Miss [Beryl] Fox uses nice touches: guns in the army chapel, the beauty of Vietnamese peasants, the ever present wind whipped further by the rotors of U.S. helicopters, the jangling medals on the chests of high officers in South Vietnam's army."
-- Leslie Millin (source)

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