My Lai (film)

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My Lai
Barak Goodman and Nancy Novack, May 2011.jpg
Written byBarak Goodman[1]
Directed byBarak Goodman[1]
Theme music composerJoel Goodman[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Barak Goodman[1]
Editor(s)Nancy Novack[1]
Running time83 minutes
Original networkPBS
Original release
  • April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)
External links

My Lai is a documentary film created by PBS;[2] it aired as an episode of American Experience.[3] The documentary details the 1968 My Lai Massacre and its background.[4] Topics of the video include the men of Charlie Company and the cover-up of the event. Hugh Thompson Jr. (the rescue helicopter pilot who confronted the ground forces personally, reported the killings, and helped halt the massacre) is also covered in the documentary.[5]

My Lai was recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming during the Emmys.[6] The documentary was also nominated as the 2010 Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking in the Emmys.[6] The documentary was also awarded a 2010 Peabody Award.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Cast & Crew: Film Credits". PBS. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "My Lai . American Experience . WGBH". PBS. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "My Lai". PBS. April 26, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Mike Hale (April 25, 2010). "A Dark Day That Still Resonates". New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Don North (April 22, 2010). "My Lai - Vietnam War Controversy on PBS' American Experience". Historynet. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "My Lai". Emmys. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  7. ^ Melissa Maerz (April 1, 2011). "Peabody Awards for 'Justified,' 'Good Wife,' 'Sherlock Holmes'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Noel Holston (March 31, 2011). "70th annual Peabody Awards winners announced". UGA News. Retrieved October 20, 2012.