The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Filmfest 2004

Robert S. McNamara, the former Secretary of Defense under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the Cuban Missile Crisis, the effects of the Vietnam War and the current administration’s attitudes. Featuring newly declassified conversations recorded in the Oval Office, the film is a disquieting and and powerful essay on war, rationality, and the nature of history itself. The Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature in 2004.

tags: Documentary

Credits

Director: Errol Morris