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The People Vs. Agent Orange-Salem Cinema

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The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the Vietnam War. Today, the world over, a primary chemical of the toxic defoliant controls weeds in farming, forestry, parks, playgrounds… It wreaks havoc on the human genome, causing deformed births and deadly cancers. 

After decades of struggle and tragic personal losses, two heroic women are leading a worldwide movement to end the plague and hold the manufacturers accountable.

           In France, Tran To Nga is suing the American chemical industry for poisoning her in Vietnam. In America, Carol Van Strum exposes the continuing use of toxic herbicides.

           Incriminating documents disappear. Activists are threatened. A helicopter technician secretly films the contamination of reservoirs, while a massive industrial cover-up goes on.



The filmmakers are joined in a conversation with activists from peace, environmental and community rights organizations. Link:

https://vimeo.com/501315999

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    English, French, Vietnamese
  • Country
    United States, France, Viet Nam
  • Premiere
    2020
  • Director
    Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna
  • Producer
    Alan Adelson, Kate Taverna, Veronique Bernard
  • Executive Producer
    Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Maxyne Franklin, Gini Reticker, Abigail E. Disney
  • Cinematographer
    Michael Julian Berz, Luca Chiari Craig Marsden, Sam Shinn, Scott Sinkler, Dyanna Taylor Tran Duc Tho
  • Editor
    Kate Taverna
  • Animator
    Nuncle, Anita H.M. Yu
  • Composer
    Blake Leyh and Van-Anh Vanessa Vo
  • Sound Design
    Tom Paul, Gigantic