The Streets of Saigon

Canada, 1973

Film
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This is a “social study” in the true sense, filmed in the streets of Saigon while the Vietnamese war was still going strong. Life went on fairly normally except for the noticeable presence of the military, and the number of children, orphaned, homeless, thrown on their own resources to make a living in the streets. It is these children who are in the forefront of the film, along with some American volunteers who tried to help them. Includes the work of Stephen Erhart with the children.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Tom Daly

Duration

00:28:17:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010351

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Vietnam - Description and travel

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Children and war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military occupation

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Motion pictures and the war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War and society

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War victims

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Abandoned children

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Americans in Vietnam

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Children - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homeless children

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Vietnam - Social Conditions

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Abandoned children

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Homeless children

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Homeless children

History → History

History → Vietnam - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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