The screening of the film made by the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) in 1978 coincided with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords and aimed to honour Cora Weiss, former chairwoman of the Board of Directors of DCTV. She was a famous peace activist, a close and long-time friend of Vietnam who participated in the anti-Vietnam war movement in the 1960s.

The film has helped international friends gain greater insights into the devastating consequences of the conflict in Vietnam. It also reflects the tremendous efforts made by the Vietnamese State and its people in overcoming the numerous difficulties they faced, as well as showing their spirit of solidarity, optimism, and faith to reconstruct the country.

At the event, ambassadors and head of delegations to the UN assessed that the film had also helped the international community learn more about the war consequences, and conflicts, thereby spreading the message calling for an end to war and striving for peace and development.

On the sidelines of the screening, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN Dang Hoang Giang highlighted the contributions made by the film crew, Weiss, and other American friends who made practical and effective actions. The diplomat particularly thanked those who lobbied the public to voice opposition to the war in Vietnam in the past, and support the enhancement of mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples at present.