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Organization name: GWETA
Key words: 'the war' (this phrase)
Division or office: Public Programs*
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TR-250079-16

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: January 2016 to present)
The 38th Parallel

Production of a two-part, four-hour television series about the Korean War that places the international conflict in historical context and considers its geopolitical and military legacies.

The 38th Parallel is a proposed four-hour documentary series about a war that Americans have long underestimated, misunderstood, and misrepresented. The Korean War was a gigantic global event: twenty-four nations took part in a conflict that lasted three full years. The war killed four million people. Even so, Korea has been almost-famously forgotten by the American public. Bookended by World War II and Vietnam, the Korean War marked little that anyone in this country wanted to remember and a great deal that everyone wanted to forget. It was a brutal conflict that put the first dent in the myth of American exceptionalism and brought the world close to a nuclear war. But the Korean War needs to be remembered. It determined American military and foreign policy for the next 60 years; the world we live in today, where the US all but routinely intervenes in far-off conflicts, was born with Korea. The Korean War changed everything.

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Project fields:
Diplomatic History; Military History; U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$550,000 (approved)
$550,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 6/30/2019


TR-228365-15

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: August 2014 to July 2015)
Anne Harrington (Project Director: July 2015 to present)
The Vietnam War

Production of a ten-part, 18-hour television series exploring the Vietnam War from a range of U.S. and Vietnamese perspectives.

"The Vietnam War" is a 10-part documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that brings to life one of the defining events of 20th-century American history. Airing on PBS in 2017, it will present a groundbreaking narrative of the war intended to inspire a long overdue conversation about this watershed in our history. The film is informed by the best and most recent scholarship about the war, and built around interviews with nearly one hundred American and Vietnamese witnesses, as well as exhaustively researched archival material from around the globe. It addresses wide-ranging themes including colonialism, nationalism and the Cold War; the nature of leadership; propaganda and the creation of media; diversity, class and ethnicity; the changing American cultural landscape; and religion, ethics and morality. The attached proposal describes plans for the production of the film, its comprehensive website, and an outreach campaign designed to engage a broad and diverse audience.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,000,000 (approved)
$1,000,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


GN-50260-04

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: October 2003 to April 2008)
The War

Production of the first two episodes of a proposed ten-hour documentary television series about the American experience of World War II from 1941 to 1945.

[Grant products][Prizes]

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$1,200,000 (approved)
$1,124,214 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 12/31/2007