Today marks the 46th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. There’s been much speculation over the years about the truth behind Kennedy’s assassination, as well as what the country and its global relations would have been like if Kennedy had lived.
Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived, a new documentary from director Koji Masutani, explores the “What If?” scenario, Would the U.S. have been involved in the Vietnam War if Kennedy was not assassinated in 1963? The documentary, which was recently released on DVD, contains rare and archival footage, and offers insight into Kennedy’s political decisions.
In the coming weeks, our friends over at Movie Geeks United will have Masutani on their show talking about Virtual JFK, so be on the lookout for that. Check out the synopsis and trailer for the documentary here below.
VIRTUAL JFK: VIETNAM IF KENNEDY HAD LIVED (Docurama Films), recently released on DVD. This fascinating documentary, assembled by director Koji Masutani, takes up one of America’s controversial “what if” scenarios, examining the question: Would the U.S. have been involved in the Vietnam War if Kennedy was not assassinated in 1963? With insight and erudition, the film traces JFK’s presidency””a 1,000-day term plagued with tense political stand-offs””through rare and previously-unseen archival footage, offering nuanced accounts of the former president’s political decisions and, by extension, his probable response to the escalating conflict in Vietnam. The result is an in-depth tribute to the legacy of Kennedy and the implication of what history might have been had he survived. Surely not to be missed, especially by anyone who is interested in the Kennedy legacy.