THE PEOPLE VS AGENT ORANGE

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THE PEOPLE VS AGENT ORANGE
Director: 
Alan Adelson, Kate Taverna
Country: 
France | USA
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
87 minutes

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Helicopter_Sprays_Herbicide_Oregon_Darryl_Ivy"THE PEOPLE VS. AGENT ORANGE (2020), is an emotional triumph as both storytelling and activism, weaving multiple devastating stories into an unforgettable call for action."

-- Cory Frye, Mid Valley Noise

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"With disappearing evidence, threats, and contaminated reservoirs, this documentary has more twists than the average thriller."

—Sally Lehman, Corvallis Advocate

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WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM BEING POISONED.

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.