Series
Vietnam: A Television History
Raw Footage
Interview with Pham Thanh Gion, 1981
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-kd1qf8js7p
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Description
Episode Description
Pham Thanh Gion lived in a Vietnamese village under the Ngo Dinh Diem regime. He recalls having to enforce Diem's laws as a member of the South Vietnamese army, with methods that included arbitrary arrest, torture and executions. He describes the anger he felt toward Diem for his authoritarian excesses, and how this led him to join the Communist movement. He claims that many other soldiers in his area joined the revolutionary forces.
Date
1981-03-12
Date
1981-03-12
Asset type
Raw Footage
Subjects
Vietnam (Republic); Political persecution; Anti-fascist movements; Vietnamese reunification question (1954-1976); National liberation movements; draft; Indochinese War, 1946-1954; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, Vietnamese; corruption; Desertion, Military
Rights
Rights Note:1) No materials may be re-used without references to appearance releases and WGBH/UMass Boston contract. 2) It is the liability of a production to investigate and re-clear all rights before re-use in any project.,Rights:,Rights Credit:WGBH Educational Foundation,Rights Type:,Rights Coverage:,Rights Holder:WGBH Educational Foundation
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Writer: Pham, Thanh Gion
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 0119be4cad49d0c0f47e9eca1d343e0464539a4c (ArtesiaDAM UOI_ID)
Format: video/quicktime
Color: Color
Duration: 00:09:32:29
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Citations
Chicago: “Vietnam: A Television History; Interview with Pham Thanh Gion, 1981,” 1981-03-12, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 21, 2024, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-kd1qf8js7p.
MLA: “Vietnam: A Television History; Interview with Pham Thanh Gion, 1981.” 1981-03-12. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 21, 2024. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-kd1qf8js7p>.
APA: Vietnam: A Television History; Interview with Pham Thanh Gion, 1981. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-kd1qf8js7p