Hearts and Minds Poster

Release Date: October 22nd, 1974

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 2002

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Many times during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson said that ultimate victory in the Vietnam War depended upon the U.S. military winning the "hearts and minds" of the Vietnamese people. Filmmaker Peter Davis uses Johnson's phrase in an ironic context in this anti-war documentary, filmed and released while the Vietnam War was still under way, juxtaposing interviews with military figures like U.S. Army Chief of Staff William C. Westmoreland with shocking scenes of violence and brutality.

Director: Peter Davis

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: BBS Productions

Keywords: Soldier, Fall, 1970s, 1960s

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