Featuring previously unseen footage, de-classified documents, and
revealing interviews with Kissinger supporters (Alexander Haig, Brent
Scowcroft, and William Safire) as well as his detractors (Seymour
Hersh, William Shawcross, and Christopher Hitchens), The Trials of Henry Kissinger
explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of
the most powerful and controversial figures in U.S. history.
Instrumental in dictating the course of the Vietnam War, and the deadly
power shifts of South America, Kissinger’s legacy remains clouded in
controversy. His actions have left him wanted for questioning by
various courts around the world. Author Christopher Hitchens has been
one of his most vocal public detractors and his book, "The Trial of
Henry Kissinger," forms the backbone of this informative and pressing
documentary. The Machiavellian machinations of power combined with the
secret backroom deals of an administration working to control not only
international policy, but what facts would reach the public, continue
to ring true today.