Dateline-Saigon: Film Screening and Introduction by the Direct | University of Oxford

Dateline-Saigon: Film Screening and Introduction by the Direct

Speaker
Tom Herman
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Venue
Pembroke College
Pembroke College
St Aldate's
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1DW
Venue details

Pichette Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

This documentary film chronicles the ground-breaking work of five journalists and their courageous efforts to speak truth to power during the Vietnam war. The film's Director, Tom Herman, will be present at the screening and will introduce it. This could not be a more timely moment to show it. As David Halbertstam (The New York Times), one of the protagonists says:

“If the government is telling the truth, reporters become a minor, relatively unimportant conduit to what is happening. But when the government doesn’t tell the truth, begins to twist the truth, hide the truth, then the journalist becomes involuntarily infinitely more important.”