This is a great piece of work, very detailed and gets right to the hub of the period. It's centered on the Vietnam War, with the Civil Rights Movement given ample coverage too. It shows how America at that time was a neo-fascist state, with police brutality equal to any communist regime of the time. American presidents had no qualms about shooting down their young people who dared to question the status quo, and Ronald Reagan was not averse to a bloodbath either if it gave him the tough guy image. Nixon predictably comes over as the lying crook that he was, equally despotic in dealing with his country's unruly youth.
My only gripe about this DVD is that it's concentrated mainly on America and its politics, with only a passing reference to the revolutionary events in Europe at the time. I'd have liked a bit more about the music and the opening up of "alien" philosophies from the East that so gripped the hippies (having been one myself!), as well as the fashions and the changing attitudes towards sexual freedom and the cutting loose of the old moral order that held our parents in check. It's dealt with of course, but to me not sufficiently compared to the amount of time given over to Vietnam.
The caption says it was the best of times to be alive, and I agree, but predictabley it all went sour after Woodstock and Altemont. It can't fail to invoke the mood of the time to those who lived through it.