Mon 16 Sep 2019, 7 pm
The Centre for Development of Movie Talent
51 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi
From the organizer:
You are invited to Special film night in recognition of 108-year birthday anniversary of Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett (16/09/1911-27/09/1983).
– 19:00 – 20:00: (movie) PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE (1981) – 1hr
– 20:00 – 20:15: George Burchett gives a short intro to the next movie – Wilfred Burchett visiting the southern liberated zones
– 20:15 – 21:10: (movie) JOURNALIST WILFRED BURCHETT VISITS THE LIBERATED ZONES OF SOUTH VIETNAM (1964) 55mins
– 21:10 – 22:00: Q&A with George Burchett
Film 1: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE (1 hr)
– The Wilfred Burchett Story
– 1981 – directed by David Bradbury
– A stunning documentary on the life and work of maverick Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett who chose to report from “the other side.”
“One man, Wilfred Burchett, alerted Western public opinion to the nature of this war and the struggle of the Vietnamese people.”
His unorthodox views and activities caused him to be labelled a traitor by many, and to be barred from returning to his native Australia. Burchett was the first Western journalist to report on the devastating after effects of Hiroshima. During the Vietnam war he lived among the Viet Cong, and was a friend and admirer of Ho Chi Minh.
“Public Enemy Number One” is a portrait of the man who served as a war correspondent in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It delves into the controversy he created by his conviction that the West was wrong in Korea and Vietnam. Burchett insisted he was exercising his journalistic responsibility in reporting the truth, but his critics labelled him a traitor and his country exiled him.
This movie received a number of awards including:
• Best Film, Sydney Film Festival, 1981
• Edinburgh International Film Festival, 1981
• Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Film Festival, 1981
• Berlin Film Festival, 1981
Film 2: JOURNALIST WILFRED BURCHETT VISITS THE LIBERATED ZONES OF SOUTH VIETNAM (1964)
– Documentary film produced by the Liberation Studios of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam. [English and French with English subtitles].
– In late 1963 Wilfred Burchett embarked on his “greatest journalistic enterprise since Hiroshima” – as he himself describes it his memoirs. He spent almost 6months (from October 1963 to late March 1964) travelling through National Liberation Front (NLF, aka Viet Cong) controlled zones of South Vietnam. His journey began in the Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) – and took him on foot, bicycle, horseback and by boat to Cu Chi, to the very outskirts of Saigon, and all the way down to the Mekong Delta.
Ticket: 150,000 vnd
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