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hearts and minds [youtube]



this is a screengrab taken from the documentary 'hearts and minds'.


directed by peter davis in 1974, the film focuses on the vietnam war and the devastating effect it had on all participants [and innocent civilians].


this film remains one of the most compelling and powerful war documentaries ever made.


this picture is one of a series of photographs showing political prisoners and victims of torture in south vietnamese jails.


if you have any interest whatsoever in [serious] war documentary, i urge you to watch 'hearts and minds'.


the youtube version is here:




quotes from the documentary:


'they said if we were innocent, they would beat us until we were guilty.


and if we were guilty, they would beat us until we repent.'


nguyen thi sau [political prisoner of the south vietnamese police]




'well the oriental doesn't put the same high price on life as a westerner.


life is plentiful, life is cheap in the orient.


and as the philosophy of the orient expresses it, life is not important.'.


general william westmoreland [american forces commander in vietnam]




interviewer - 'do you think we have learned anything from all this?'


randy floyd [american pilot] - 'i think we are trying not to.'




for me, this is a 'must watch' example of superb documentary film making.




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Taken on May 23, 2011