The Quiet war: Vietnam

United States, 1962

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

An account of the guerilla fighting in South Vietnam and its effect on the lives of the people. The division of Vietnam, the North to the Communists, the South to the Vietnamese, is seen through the eyes of a farming family. They are accustomed to the “quiet war” waged by the Viet Cong guerillas and the South Vietnam Government headed by President Ngo Dinh Diem. In a country of steaming jungles infested with guerillas, constant vigilance is necessary, only armed patrols venturing out at night. The safest place is by the river which forms the border, in the international control area. The Seven Year Old Republic is butressed by the free world to stem the flow of Communist domination in South-east Asia. (please note synopsis written 1964)

Credits

director

Bill Morton

production company

Associated-Rediffusion

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27706

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Guerrillas

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Guerrillas

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/72009--the-quiet-war-vietnam/ |title=The Quiet war: Vietnam |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=19 January 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}