In the closing days of the Vietnam War, Saigon erupted into chaos as the North Vietnamese forces moved in and people scrambled to escape. US troops were ordered to evacuate only American citizens, and iconic photos from the time show South Vietnamese civilians and soldiers desperately trying to climb aboard Marine helicopters. Award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy, whose own father Robert F. Kennedy was a critic of the war, explores those stories in her new documentary "Last Days in Vietnam." She join us in the studio to discuss the film.
Filmmaker Rory Kennedy on America's 'Last Days in Vietnam'
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Rory Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and cofounder and president of Moxie Firecracker Films. She has directed or produced over 30 films, including "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" and "Ethel," about her mother Ethel Kennedy.