Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, 'The Vietnam War' tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Featuring testimonies from more than 60 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides, it brings the war and chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the North aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the South.