RIFF Movies Archive

Agent Orange: 30 Years Later



United States, 2008, minDV - Color - 56 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
John Trinh

PHOTOGRAPHY:
John Trinh

EDITING:
John Trinh

MUSIC:
various artists

SOUND:
John Trinh

PRODUCER:
John Trinh

WORLD SALES:
OTPL Worldwide

STORY DESCRIPTION:

“AGENT ORANGE: 30 YEARS LATER” is a documentary about the victims of Agent Orange 30 years after the Viet Nam War.Agent Orange is the code name for the major herbicide that was used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to deny coverage (trees and bushes) of the North Vietnamese guerrilla soldiers.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. It interweaves compelling interviews with images culled from the archives to tell the tales of horror of people, from babies to grandparents, male and female, North and South Viet Nam living with difficult choices to make: pro-life or abortion, alien diseases, deformities, fear, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, pain, and poverty. It is more of a drama than a reportage, or merely an observation.The goal of this documentary is to make the viewers aware of the impact of dioxin on the environment and the people without regard for political differences.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

John Trinh, a member of the International Documentary Association in Los Angeles (IDA), produced and directed his first documentary film entitled “Agent Orange: 30 Years Later” ("A War No One Wins").John Trinh received his training from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He has worked for major companies such as Mattel as a Senior Designer and Disney as a digital artist. His personal work has been exhibited world-wide and garnered numerous awards nationally, "National Artist of Distinction Award" of the National Alliance for Excellence in New York in 1997 as one example.Film awards: - "Best Documentary" (NYIIFVF 2008), - "Gold Remi award" (42nd Worldfest 2009) - "Award of Excellence" (The Accolade Competition 2009), - "Grabay Meas" (Golden Buffalo) award (Cambofest 2009)

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