An Unlikely Weapon

Directed by Susan Morgan Cooper and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, An Unlikely Weapon is the chilling story behind a photograph that some say ended the Vietnam War. In 1968, while covering the war for the Associated Press, Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon police chief, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerilla point blank. The photo brought Adams fame and a Pulitzer, but the man he had unintentionally vilified haunted him. Adams would later say, "Two lives were destroyed that day, the victim's and the general." Yet others would say, three lives were destroyed. The film was the winner of "Best Documentary" at the Avignon Film Festival 2008 and an "Official Selection of Docuweek" at the IDA Film Festival 2008. It also made a short list of "documentary audience favorites" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2009. The film's theatrical platform release opens in NYC on April 10, 2009.