The People vs. Agent Orange

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.

The People vs. Agent Orange is a very well-made film. A storytelling of the destinies of two women cleverly unfolds before your eyes.’ – Les Soirées de Paris


  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 86 & 52 mins
  • Production: FILMS FOR HUMANITY
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: USA & France



  • Awards: Erik Barnouw Award given by the Organization of American Historians for "outstanding programming in documentary film concerned with American history”, Jury’s Award at Eugene Environmental Film Festival 2020 (USA) : "This beautifully put-together film is everything a great environmental documentary should be.", Special Mention of the Jury in the "Fresh Perspectives" competition at Pelicam International film festival 2021 (Romania) Other festivals selections: Movies That Matter 2021 (Netherlands), Life After Oil International Film Festival 2020 (Italy), Matsalu Film Festival 2020 (Estonia), Global Health Film Festival 2020 (UK), International Filmmor Women's Film Festival on Wheels 2021 (Turkey), Naturvision Festival 2021 (Germany), Globale Mittelhessen Film festival 2021 (Germany), Another Way Film Festival 2021 (Spain), Addis International Film Festival 2022 ( Ethiopia), International Environmental Film Festival of Cali FINCALI 2022 (Colombia), Festival Film Kemanusiaan FFK 2022 (Indonesia), Festival du film documentaire de l'IFJD-Institut Louis Joinet 2024 (France)

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