Synopsis by Sally Barber
The highly acclaimed documentary Vietnam: The Secret Agent provides a comprehensive account of the use of dioxin, code named Agent Orange. More than 11 million gallons of the defoliant were discharged over the jungles and communities of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This film intelligently examines the history of chemical warfare, its impact on those exposed to it, the agricultural use of dioxin, and the environmental destruction resulting from dioxin applications. Archival footage from Vietnam combines with interviews with military personnel, scientists, attorneys, and officials of the Dow Chemical Company who offer their views on Agent Orange, the most deadly and toxic man-made chemical ever created.
film, history, toxic, Vietnam, war, warfare