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Broadcasting date: 4-4-2005
Title :
THE STORY OF KIM
Subject :
WAR AND MEDIA

If there is one picture that changed the course of the war in Vietnam, that is the picture of Kim: in 1972, the American air force bombed a small village on the north of Saigon with napalm. A 9-year old girl on fire appeared from the flames of the burning village. The photographer of an American agency captures the moment and receives the Pulitzer price for it. The photograph causes the eruption of the anti-war sentiment in the United States.

 

The photographer takes Kim in his arms and rushes her to a hospital in Saigon. The doctors manage to rescue Kim, who becomes a public figure after the liberation of Vietnam and ends up being used for propagandistic means by the new regime.

 

Still baring the scars from her burns, Kim is now a mother and lives in Canada. Followed by a camera, she meets with the photographer, the doctors that rescued her, and the American army veterans who apologize to her. During a social event in Washington, she will meet with the pilot who had napalmed her village...

 

 

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