Documentary film about Vietnamese AO victims screened in US

October 6, 2006

 
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A scene from the film.

VietNamNet Bridge – The US filmmakers have just screened the 56-minute film “The Last Ghost of War” about orange agent’s effect on Vietnam in the US.

 

The filmakers document the Vietnamese AO victims who are taken care of at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi MInh City.

Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, they are among several million victims of Agent Orange. In The Last Ghost of War, viewers meet the Vietnamese plaintiffs in a class action suit against 32 US chemical companies.

These victims are seeking compensation and justice.

 

The question is whether these dioxin laden herbicides chemical weapons. And if so, who should be held accountable in the wake of what was the largest chemical warfare operation in the US history?

 

This investigative documentary is a presentation of the Center for Asian American Media with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 

This film was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This film is a sponsored program of New York Foundation for the Arts.

 

In The Last Ghost of War, Vietnamese and American veterans, chemical workers, lawyers, scientists, and a military historian take us to this final battlefield.

The film, narrated by Kevin Kline and directed by Pham Quoc Thai and Janet Gardner, is shot on locations in Vietnam, France and the United States.

 

(Source: SGGP)

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3 Responses to “Documentary film about Vietnamese AO victims screened in US”

  1. ltb Says:

    oh wow. i would watch it if i get the chance!

  2. Jeevika Says:

    Jeevika: South Asia Documentary Festival, which began in 2003, aims at capturing the livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor and bringing it to the attention of current and future policy makers. Over the years, Jeevika has been successful in advocating for the cause of numerous entry-level entrepreneurs – rickshaw pullers, street vendors, prostitutes, child labour, farmers and forest-dwellers.

    The premier event of the festival to be held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi will be the awards ceremony from 20-23rd July 2007, which will culminate four days of screening for the top films. The last date for the submitting the entries is May 31, 2007

    In addition as part of the festival tour, the award-winning films will travel and be screened in premier schools and colleges in over 20 states in India and other organisations working on livelihood issues as well as in our South Asian neighbours.

    Over the years, Jeevika has become an increasingly popular and news-worthy event as well as an important catalyst for positive social change. The Film-makers whose films have been showcased in the past include Rakesh Sharma (of the Final Solution fame), Sanjay Barnela (Turf Wars) and Shohini Ghosh (Tales of the Night Fairies).

    For further details, please log on : http://www.ccs.in/jeevika

  3. priyanka Says:

    Jeevika 2010: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival. Call for Entry deadline: 30 June 2010
    Download Entry Form [PDF | DOC]
    http://www.jeevika.org


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