Cable channel VTV4 to commemorate Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims’ Day

The Vietnamese channel VTV4 broadcasting programs for overseas Vietnamese will present a special day of TV programming, featuring news, feature films, documentaries and music shows related to Agent Orange and the destruction it brought to parts of Vietnam. The schedule is part of Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims’ Day, August 10.

A scene from the film “Agent Orange: 30 years later” by Vietnamese American producer John Trinh (Photo: Tuoi Tre Newspaper)
Four highlighted international documentary films on AO will be featured, namely Making Peace with Vietnam, Agent Orange - a Personal Requiem, Agent Orange: 30 Years Later, and Vietnam's Lingering Ghost: Facing the Legacy of Agent Orange.

Making Peace with Vietnam, a work by Prof. Steven Emmanuel, is a thoughtful exploration of the lingering consequences of America’s war in Vietnam and an examination of the ongoing challenges of reconciliation.

The 70-minute Agent Orange - a Personal Requiem, by Japanese producer Masako Sakata, delves deeply into the effects of the herbicide, known as Agent Orange. The Japanese film is also a tribute to Masako’s late husband Greg Davis, who suffered from Agent Orange while serving with U.S. forces in Vietnam.

Agent Orange: 30 Years Later, a debut film by Vietnamese American John Trinh, received various international awards, including first prize at the World Festival Houston International Film Festival in 2009, and Best Documentary Film at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2008.

The HDNET World Report’s award-winning Vietnam's Lingering Ghost: Facing the Legacy of Agent Orange, by U.S. reporter Greg Dobbs, presents a dramatic report exposing the ghost the United States left behind when its troops left Vietnam - Agent Orange. The program reveals important new developments, including the fact that the American government may finally accept some responsibility for the devastation.
According to Mr. Bach Ngoc Chien, director of the channel, other channels like VTV9, VTV6, Hau Giang and O2TV will broadcast part of VTV4’s programming.

Source: Tuoi Tre Newspaper – Translated by Truong Son

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