The People vs Agent Orange – Online Screening and Community Discussion

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:00 PM, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the Vietnam War. Today, a primary chemical of the toxic defoliant causes deformed births and deadly cancers. Two heroic women fight to hold the manufacturers accountable.

Join us for a screening and community conversation about The People vs. Agent Orange. We will be discussing the ongoing fight to try and hold the chemical industry accountable for the destruction caused by dioxins in Vietnam and in the U.S. The film is powerful, challenging, and thought-provoking. After a screening of the film on OVEE, we will move to Zoom for our community discussion with speakers from Peace Trees, Vietnam; and Veterans for Peace. Please join us!

Film Description: The dioxins present in Agent Orange, the defoliant used in the Vietnam War, continue to leave a legacy of death, deformity, and disability for generations. This investigative documentary includes painstaking historical research and interviews with whistleblowers, researchers, and the people who have lived through contact with the poison in both Vietnam and the United States. “The People vs. Agent Orange” follows Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga, who, in a French court, is suing the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family in Vietnam. And in Oregon, Carol Van Strum battles to stop the ongoing spraying of toxins by the timber industry. Both women, joined in their mutual pain, resist intimidation and threats, bringing to light the ongoing, intergenerational catastrophe of chemical warfare and toxic herbicides.


Schedule:  (The film is 1 hour & 27 minutes long.)
6:00 pm – Screening of “The People vs. Agent Orange” on Ovee
7:30 pm – Panel Discussion on Zoom

Sponsors: PeaceTrees Vietnam;  Veterans for Peace

Sponsors: Peace Trees, Vietnam;  Veterans for Peace ;  ECWW Adult Faith Formation; Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies; Mt Baker Meaningful Movies; West Seattle Meaningful Movies

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 97 min

Director: Alan Adelson, Kate Taverna

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  1. Brian
    #1 Brian 7 July, 2021, 21:53

    Thanks for the excellent discussion on Agent Orange/dioxin and the movie, The People vs Agent Orange. The experiences of everyone in the discussion, and as shown in the movie, broadened my understanding. A special one is Becky’s comment about the hope for quality of life that the AO victims in Friendship Village show. I was struck by that, on visiting such a village in Ho Chi Minh City That is a poignant reason for US citizens to wake up and pony up the money.

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  2. Brian
    #2 Brian 7 July, 2021, 22:33

    My book is Corporate Tsunami in Countryside Paradise : 1875 1900 Origin of US War in Viet Nam. First Revised Ed (June 2021). Prof Noam Chomsky says, “very significant work.” It includes Agent Orange use as a malevolent decision, being part of an attempt to resume hidden, early US colonial activity in Viet Nam.

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