Recommended. Although The Last Days Of Vietnam was made by PBS for the series, American Experience, it was shown in theaters first, gaining a Sundance invite and an Oscar nomination for its creator, Rory Kennedy (Ethel), the daughter of Robert Kennedy. The production maintains the routine level of excellence of that series. The treatment is mostly even-handed, with the late Ambassador Graham Martin first shown as obsessively refusing to admit the need for an evacuation plan, then obsessively attempting to stay until the last refugees are lifted off the Embassy rooftop. After pretending to attain “peace with honor,” Ford and Kissinger turned their backs on the whole FUBAR. The Last Days Of Vietnam is a perfect vignette for most of the last 60 years of US militarism. Regardless, several stories of individual American and Vietnamese heroism, many directly disobeying a Presidential order, offset this unexceptional chapter in the American Experience.