Discussion Panel: “The Whistleblower of My Lai”

March 16, 2021
AT 11:00 AM

FREE ONLINE EVENT
2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

Presented by the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee

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Discussion Panel: “The Whistleblower of My Lai”

Free Online Event

This free zoom webinar will feature a discussion of Connie Field’s documenary The Whistleblower of My Lai. The film follows the Kronos Quartet’s production of Jonathan Berger and Harriet Chessman’s opera My Lai, which takes at its heart the actions and life of Hugh Thompson, the “whistleblower” helicopter pilot who revealed the 1968 massacre by U.S. troops in Vietnam.

 

Tackling the concept of heroism, the definition of morality in wartime, and guilt both personal and national, The Whistleblower of My Lai is not only a film on opera and the process of creativity, but a work on the nature of humanity itself.

This zoom discussion will stream live online.

Watch the film “The Whistleblower of My Lai” on demand online.

Speakers:

  • Filmmaker Connie Field
  • Composer Jonathan Berger
  • Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington
  • Musician Vân-Ánh Võ
  • Actor and singer Rinde Eckert
  • Vietnam helicopter pilot Lawrence Wilkerson
  • Professor / author Howard Jones

To register or learn more, click the “buy tickets” button above.

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