|A footage in the documentary series “Vietnam in the Ho Chi Minh Era - A Television History”. (Photo: VOV)
The documentary spotlights the birth of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the development of the Vietnamese revolution from the successful Augusta Revolution in 1945 to the present day. Events are recounted chronologically, tracing the development of the nation and the Party and highlighting the decisive leadership role of the Party and Uncle Ho, and the striving and sacrifices of the Party, people, and army of Vietnam.
The producers of the series interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses from Vietnam and other countries about the events of the Ho Chi Minh era. Le Anh, the documentary’s production manager, said it took 7 years to complete the series.
“It was a long process. We organized many workshops and consulted with many researchers. There were many pivotal events and it took time to develop their significance,” he said.
Each episode highlights the power of Vietnam’s national unity under the leadership of the CPV.
“There were a great many historical events and stories from different periods under the leadership of the Communist Party. We struggled to determine what we should focus on. We wanted each episode to focus on the Party’s leadership in the struggles for national independence and unification,” said the series’ director, People’s Artist Le Thi.
|A press conference announcing the broadcast of the documentary. (Photo: VOV)
The series premiered for the 90th founding anniversary of the CPV and is being broadcast on Vietnam Television and the Nhan Dan (People) television channel.
“Many historical events involving President Ho Chi Minh and the CPV are described from the point of view of Vietnamese and foreign eyewitnesses. I’m pleased that Vietnamese history is told in an objective way,” said Mr. Nguyen Van Trung, a viewer from Hanoi.
The documentary is an invaluable record of the life, people, culture, and economy of Vietnam in the 20th and 21st century.