Hello friends – Lincoln Co. Community Rights is joining with other chapters to get the word out to people in Oregon and beyond about the premiere of a documentary film we have been watching get filmed and ready for release over the last two years. THE PEOPLE vs AGENT ORANGE tells an Oregon story wrapped together with Vietnam. This film will be accessible from independent theaters in Oregon (listed below) to virtually stream the film to your device or computer in the comfort of your own home over a two week period. This film is showing across the US and those streaming can provide the film regardless of location as it goes by internet! I’m grateful to our local theaters for being willing to get us the opportunity to see this well crafted award winning film, and hope it is helpful for keeping Bijou and City Lights Cinemas afloat!Please share the invitation with friends, family, workmates, your elected officials, and note that the ticketing is by “household” as you can share it with whomever you like to watch it together. If you are part of a group, please consider sending this invitation to share with your network – in my opinion it is a movie to wake us up to the historic stories of harm that must be faced to enable us to make better choices with how we raise food, timber for wood products, and protect drinking water sources. If you need a jpeg format for the poster, email me and I’d be glad to assist you for posting on social media or things like mail chimp! Thank you for reading on.Note the recorded PANEL DISCUSSIONS – see them at no charge on the film web site and a LIVE Q&A Thursday, March 11 6pm PST (firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link access) with film makers, film characters, to hear about this film from the inside, and learn more about Peace and Veteran Advocacy work, genetic research into the effects of toxins, and activism to change law that enables legal harms.Debra Fant, Waldport OR
What do the US and Vietnam have in common? Agent Orange and its ongoing harms.The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the Vietnam War. Today, the world over, a primary chemical of the toxic defoliant controls weeds in farming, forestry, parks, playgrounds… It 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 in Vietnam. In Oregon’s forests, Carol Van Strum exposes the continuing use of toxic herbicides.Incriminating documents disappear.Activists are threatened. A helicopter technician secretly films the contamination of reservoirs, while a massive industrial cover-up goes on.FILM WEB SITE:www.thepeoplevsagentorange.comA list of US screenings with links to ticketing pages are listed by state, photos to download, info about the Films For Humanity team, and a page for PANEL DISCUSSIONS recorded to share with the publicwww.thepeoplevsagentorange.com/panel-discussions1FILM TRAILER : www.thepeoplevsagentorange.com/trailerTICKETING: Click on the graphic below to activate live links to purchase a ticket or to request a complimentary Veterans ticket or a discounted ticket for those with low income, offered by Community Rights chapters in Lane and Lincoln Counties. These links can also be accessed from the film web site.