The ghost of My Lai by Crepu, Jean
Initially, My Lai was seen as a success, because it was believed that the villagers were not innocent civilians, but members of the Vietcong. Despite later attempts at a cover-up, the incident was finally brought to light by the soldiers themselves, resulting in the conviction of the most significant of the group. The documentary does not answer the question of how the massacre was allowed to take place. One of the veterans offers the explanation that the troops were under considerable stress and were under the command of an incompetent lieutenant.
The interviews show how traumatic the event was for the 11 My Lai survivors, who saw friends and family shot dead before their eyes. The veterans involved in the massacre still suffer the psychological consequences of their actions today.