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The Cu Chi Tunnels

Posted by Dave (The Void) on January 9, 2008

Hollywood eventually made a few excellent anti-war films about Vietnam, but even the best of these focussed on the suffering of American troops. Even today, the Vietnamese people are excluded from the mainstream narrative of the war.  This 1 hour film by Mickey Grant is intended to rectify that imbalance (h/t RadicalFilms.co.uk).

Compiled from Vietnamese eyewitness testimony and archival footage shot by Viet Cong cameramen (to whose memory the film is dedicated), it tells of the network of tunnels that linked the villages of Cu Chi and in which the resistance movement created an underground society, complete with music, theatre and rudimentary military hospitals allowing them to fight and win a guerrilla war against the world’s most powerful army.

(Go To Google Video)

 

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4 Responses to “The Cu Chi Tunnels”

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  4. […] There are perhaps two things that stopped the Vietnam War: resistance, naturally, but also mutiny. An army of conscripts was sent to fight in Vietnam, an army of young […]

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