People Vs Agent Orange

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Olympia
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7:00 PM, Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Olympia (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.

Join Meaningful Movies Olympia and Revel Assisted Living for this in person event.

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 97 min

Director: Alan Adelson, Kate Taverna

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