What drove a company of American soldiers — ordinary young men deployed to liberate a small nation from an oppressive neighbor — to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians? Were they "just following orders," as some later declared? Or, as others argued, did they break under the pressure of a misguided military strategy that measured victory by body count? Filmmaker Barak Goodman focuses his lens on the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up and the heroic efforts of the soldiers... [see more] who broke rank to halt the atrocities. Eyewitness accounts of Vietnamese survivors and men of the Charlie Company 11th Infantry Brigade and audio recordings from the Peers Inquiry recount one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War.