Saigon Story

Written and Directed by Kim Nguyen

Produced by Frank Fiorito (Noble Television), Ariel Nasr

In 1968, American photojournalist Eddie Adams took a photo of a South Vietnamese army officer executing a prisoner with a handgun in the middle of the street. Entitled, “Saigon Execution”, this landmark photograph hit the front page of almost every newspaper in the world and changed the course of the war, by galvanizing an enormous American anti-war movement. For Charles Mai, a successful Montreal-based engineer, “Saigon Execution” is also a kind of family photo. Now, half a century later, Charles will revisit the events that shattered his family and the private impact of that famous photo.