At the Ditch

(Am Wassergraben)

GDR, 1978, 16 min, Color
In German; no subtitles
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Synopsis

This film revisits the My Lai Massacre after ten years, including a reconstruction of the events, survival stories of victims left for dead, and the subsequent life of US military officer William Calley, who was put on trial and found guilty for his role in the massacre. 

 

This short documentary is part of a Vietnam cycle by filmmakers Heynowski and Scheumann. 

Awards

1978 Special Mention, Film Festival of Lille
1978 Certificate of Honor, Krakow International Short Film Festival

 

1978 Special Prize, Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival

 

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