Global Health Film Festival

agent orange

The School of Arts and Social Sciences, in association with the Australian Global Health Film Festival Australian and the Global Health Alliance, is hosting a screening of The People vs Agent Orange on Friday 26 August from 5-8.30pm (light food will be served from 5pm and the screening will start at 6pm). The film will be introduced by Zan Azlee and will be followed by a Q&A session with the film's directors, Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna who will be joining via Zoom.

Registration for the event is open until Friday 19 August. To register please follow this link:

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About the film

The People vs Agent Orange (directed by Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna, 84 mins)

The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the war in Vietnam. Today, all over the world, a primary component of that toxic herbicide controls weeds in farming, forestry, parks - even on children's playgrounds. The chemical 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 Vietnamese family. And in America, Carol Van Strum exposes the continuing use of toxic herbicides.

Incriminating documents disappear. Activists and their children are threatened and die. A helicopter technician secretly films the contamination of reservoirs, while a massive industrial cover-up continues.