Join us for the second of 12 episodes of a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone comprising under-reported events in American history.
The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone's Secret History of America. It covers «the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism.»
Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a reexamination of some of the underreported and darkest parts of American modern history, using little-known documents and newly uncovered archival material. The series looks beyond official versions of events to the deeper causes and implications and explores how events from the past still have resonant themes for the present day. Stone said, «From the outset I've looked at this project as a legacy to my children and a way to understand the times I've lived through. I hope it can contribute to a more global insight into our American history.»
The first three episodes of the series premiered at the New York Film Festival on October 6, 2012, with Indiewire describing them as «extremely compelling» and «daring.»
We will watch the first episode and leave time for discussion after!