The American Film Institute, the group that oversees the Oscars, has declared its “full support” for the Zapruders film.
Zapruders, which premiered at the 1982 Academy Awards, is a fictionalized account of a World War II photographer who took pictures of Japanese soldiers at a camp in the Philippines.
The film was inspired by the real-life story of U.S. soldiers during World War I. But critics and film historians have not been shy about criticizing the film’s portrayal of the conflict.
One of the criticisms was the film featured an interview with a Japanese soldier who claimed he shot dead U.N. soldiers in order to prove to his commanding officer that the Japanese were committing genocide.
Critics have also criticized the film for depicting the Vietnam War as a war of self-determination, rather than a conflict between the U.A.E. and South Vietnam.
“Zaprders portrayal of World War Two and its horrors has been dismissed by many in the film industry,” AEI President Christopher Ries said in a statement Thursday.
“Yet it is precisely this narrative that the Academy is so eager to embrace, when in fact the truth is that the U