AN UNLIKELY WEAPON (2008)
In 1968, in 1/500th of a second Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon police chief, General Nygoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerrilla point black. Some say that photograph ended the Vietnam war. The photo brought Eddie fame and a Pulitzer, but Eddie was haunted by the man he had vilified. He would say, “Two lives were destroyed that day, the victim’s and the general.” Other’s would say three lives were destroyed.
A feature documentary I shot and edited while in college featuring interviews with Eddie Adams, Gordon Parks, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw and narration by Kiefer Sutherland, “An Unlikely Weapon” has played at over 50 festival and won multiple awards, including BEST EDITING at the Savannah Film Festival.
directed by SUSAN MORGAN COOPER
ed. by Isaac Hagy
dp. Isaac Hagy
MORGAN COOPER PRODUCTIONS