Film: Vietnam: The Secret Agent (1983)

Newly released DVD of the award-winning 1983 hour-long documentary on the history of Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War, its toxic constituent dioxin, and the plight of Vietnam veterans and their families in the US as they seek health care for exposure. Bonuses on the DVD include 1983-2009 Agent Orange update timeline, plus video shorts about effects in Vietnam, toxic hotspots, and current related issues.

Using striking archive and war footage in support of interviews with veterans, scientists, attorneys, the U.S. Air Force, the Veterans Administration, Dow Chemical and more; this film documents the extraordinary history of chemical warfare, agricultural herbicides, damage to the world environment, and the plight of Vietnam veterans and their families as they struggle for treatment of exposure to Agent Orange and dioxin. As soldiers return from new wars plagued by illness, disability and post-traumatic stress, as citizens question leaders decisions, as fresh environmental catastrophes evoke debate about accountability; it is critical to illuminate struggles and lessons from the past.

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Vietnam: The Secret Agent (1983)
56 min | Documentary | 8 October 1983 (USA)

Gary Green

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