3/16/2023: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: “Notes and Images from the Viet Nam War”

A screening/discussion of "For Teachers and Students–Notes and Images from the Viet Nam War" with filmmaker Jill Godmilow, moderated by Ricky Herbst.


Thursday, March 16th
4:00p PT / 6:00p CT / 7:00p ET
Free, 90-minute virtual screening and discussion
Featuring filmmaker Jill Godmilow and moderated by Ricky Herbst
registration link coming soon!

Join us for a screening and discussion of Jill Godmilow’s 45-minute film For Teachers and Students–Notes and Images from the Viet Nam War. The film was created as a response to Ken Burns’ 17-hour PBS series, The Vietnam War, with a specific aim of making a film suitable for classroom use.

Godmilow’s focus is not on political pronouncements or military strategy but on the human cost of the war to both sides. Everyone had a plan, everyone had a goal, everyone rationalized their actions, but in the thick of all this, the horrendous cost of a pointless war relentlessly accumulated. Godmilow makes this painfully obvious with her superbly orchestrated montage of visual evidence and verbal judgment.”

Bill Nichols, Cineaste Magazine


About Jill Godmilow

Jill Godmilow is professor emerita in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. Her acclaimed films include the Academy Award–nominated Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974); Waiting for the Moon (1987), which won best feature film at the Sundance Film Festival; and What Farocki Taught, which was featured at the 2000 Whitney Biennial. In 2015, she was knighted by President Komorowski of Poland and awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for her film Far From Poland. She is the author of Kill the Documentary: A Letter to Filmmakers, Students, and Scholars (Columbia University Press).



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