Eddie Adams : Saigon ’68 (2012) – Film Review


USA 17 mins

You’ll know the photos of Eddie Adams. You may not be aware of who took the photos, but you’ll know them.

This eighteen minute documentary looks at the experience of Adams in Vietnam, most particularly at the story behind the second photo. The question that is asked is; does a picture tell the absolute truth? The answers from a variety of academics swings from a definite yes to a definite no and anywhere in between. It’s very interesting, and no doubt this short doco will be used in classrooms when looking at representation and truth.

Eddie Adams: Saigon ’68 screens at ACMI at 6:30pm on Monday May 20

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