Children of Agent Orange by Vuorinen, Risto
The US government and chemical companies like Monsanto, still deny that the birth defects are a result of the excessive use of Agent Orange in the War. The last few years many organizations like The Aspen Institute use research and lobbying to try to convince the US government to take their responsibility for the mess they caused in the Vietnam War. Especially since a clean up of all the harmful chemicals in Vietnam will only take 10 years and cost a fraction of the money used to clean up the BP oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.
The Vietnam war, or as the Vietnamese call it: The American War, is an important historic war for several reasons. It started because of the cold war (the threat of the Communist North of Vietnam for the Capatalist South). Chemical warfare with planes was introduced, pro-war propaganda was used on a massive scale in the US, and it may have been the war with the most devastating effects on the long run, especially for the Vietnamese people. The documentary zooms in on these effects in Vietnam, but also shows the struggle of Vietnam war veterans who suffered from Agent Orange physically and/or psychologically.