At the Ditch
GDR, 1978, 16 min, color
In German; no subtitles
Am Wassergraben © DEFA-Stiftung
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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.
|1978||Special Mention, Film Festival of Lille|
Certificate of Honor, Krakow International Short Film Festival
|1978||Special Prize, Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival|