Producer and Director
"The Thin Blue Line", "A Brief History of Time" & "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control"
Robert S. McNamara
Secretary of Defense -- Kennedy and Johnson Administrations
Author of "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam"
in conversation with
Professor, Graduate School of Journalism
Welcomed by Robert M. Berdahl
Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Introduction by Orville Schell
Dean, Graduate School of Journalism
The Fog of War" is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. One of the most controversial and influential figures in world politics, he takes us on a insider's journey through many of the seminal events of the 20th Century. As American forces occupy Iraq and the possibility of additional military conflicts loom large, The Fog of War is essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand how the American government justifies the use of military force. Combining extraordinary archival footage, recreations, newly declassified White House recordings, and an original score by the Oscar nominated composer, Philip Glass, the film is a disquieting and powerful essay on war, rationality, and the nature of history itself.
Graduate School of Journalism,
Pacific Film Archives,
The Commonwealth Club of California and
Office of the Chancellor
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Errol Morris and Robert McNamara together on stage discussing the latest buzz generating documentary "The Fog of War". Moderating the discussion will be Mark Danner, Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism with introductions by Dean Orville Schell and Chancellor Berdahl.
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