Far From Vietnam':Six Directors Join to Shape a Collage
November 26, 2013 8:58 AM   Subscribe

Far from Vietnam 1967 (Loin du Vietnam) Far from Vietnam (French: Loin du Vietnam) is a 1967 French documentary film directed by Joris Ivens. In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamese army during the Vietnam-war.

THE narration of "Far From Vietnam" is of such serene banality and ugliness that it might have been written by a misprogramed spokesman for the military-industrial complex. But if the narration were cut—and I seriously think it is impossible for anyone concerned with facts, or words or the war to sit through it—the result might be interesting, a kind of rambling partisan newsreel collage. The film represents a collaboration by six directors (Alain Resnais, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, William Klein, Joris Ivens and Agnes Varda) who wanted to do a work of antiwar (or more accurately, anti-U.S. involvement in the Vietnamese war) propaganda, without spending much thought or effort on it. - Renata Adler, June 7, 1968
posted by KokuRyu (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
What a find! Thanks.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 9:23 AM on November 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's kind of interesting that a film that is ostensibly about America in Vietnam is more demonstrative of France in 1967.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:17 PM on November 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

i wish the footage was put into better context.
posted by cupcake1337 at 4:24 PM on November 26, 2013

How so?
posted by KokuRyu at 5:12 PM on November 26, 2013

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