BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
Virtual JFK

Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived
USA / 2008 / 82 min
DIRECTOR:
Koji Masutani
What would John F. Kennedy have done with the Vietnam issue had he not been assassinated?

VIRTUAL JFK is a fascinating investigation of one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would president John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and if he had been re-elected in 1964? The film examines Kennedy's decision-making patterns, like his responses to such Cold War events as Bay of Pigs and East Berlin. Studying Kennedy's term of presidency is not merely an academic exercise; it serves as a case study of the broader issue about presidents and their decisions regarding war and peace.

Koji Masutani

Koji Masutani has made his debut as a documentary filmmaker with VIRTUAL JFK.