Films

Through their Eyes

Directed by Jackie Chan

This inviting travelogue encourages us to see what life is like for Vietnamese families dealing with the ongoing legacy of dioxin poisoning.The filmakers cheerful interactions with her subjects-visible in nearly every scene and embodied in the snatches of up close, black-and-white footage she shot herself, dispell the viewers discomfort in the difficult subject matter.

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Vietnam: Secret Agent

Produced by Jacki Ochs and Daniel Keller (1983)

The first comprehensive look at the history and the effects of the dioxin contaminated Agent Orange.  It will soon be released in DVD format with a series of extras that will bring the story of Agent Orange's impacts on US veterans and Vietnam up to date. 

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Battle’s Poison Cloud

Directed by Cecile Trijssenaar of Tambuti Films. (2005)

Exams the birth defects issue in Vietnam related to Agent Orange exposure; and recent scientific research, including research undertaken by Hatfield Consultants Ltd. Available through Journeyman Pictures and on-line book stores such as Amazon.

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The Friendship Village

Directed by Michelle Mason.

An award-winning 50-minute documentary about an international group of veterans who built a village in Viet Nam for children with Agent Orange-related disabilities. Available at US Committee of the Vietnam Friendship Village or Bullfrog films.

Agent Orange: Thirty Years Later

Written and Directed by John Trinh.

An award winning drama-documentary about the victims of Agent Orange 30 years after the Vietnam War. The film tells the story of several victims of Agent Orange - from the North to the South of Viet Nam - who were exposed to the substance when it was sprayed during the war. (2008) 56 Min. Distributed by ITN Distribution.

The Last Ghost of War

Directed by Janet Gardner and produced by Ms. Gardner and Pham Quoc Thai.

In this film, we meet victims who are plaintiffs in a class action suit against the 32 chemical companies that produced Agent Orange.  Attorneys, sicentists, activists, and an Air Force historian shed light on the question faced by the court—were these herbicides chemical weapons?  And if so, who should be held accountable?  57 Min.  To order a copy for personal use, contact Susan Hammond or the educational distributors Center for Asian American Media.