Ethics Summer Film Series: The Quiet American

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Ethics Summer Film Series: The Quiet American

In "The Quiet American", an older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films, Free Food

Set in 1952 in SaigonVietnam, toward the end of the French war against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945-1954), on one level The Quiet American is a love story about the triangle that develops between Thomas Fowler, a British journalist in his fifties; a young American idealist, supposedly an aid worker, named Alden Pyle; and Phuong, a Vietnamese woman. On another level it is also about the growing American involvement that led to the full-scale American war in Vietnam.

For more information, contact:
Aine Donovan

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.