AFTER THE FALL follows two American journalists to Vietnam
for the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and explores
the profound impact of the war on their fathers.
Sharing a common interest in Vietnam,
Tom Bissell —the son of a Marine
Captain who served in the war— and Morgan Meis
—the son of a draft resister who moved
to Canada in protest— return to Saigon to
attend the anniversary ceremonies with the formerly black-listed
Vice President of South Vietnam.
Unbeknownst to them, their activities
are being monitored by the Vietnamese Secret Police, and
after meeting with a "subversive" contemporary
artist in Hanoi, Tom And Morgan get an all-too-real glimpse
into the experiences that weighed so heavily on their
fathers, with their own encounter ending in a minor international
Featuring interviews with both
fathers and sons, AFTER THE FALL offers views from both
sides of the conflict and two generations' perceptions
of the war and its legacy.