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A Per­ma­nent Mark: Agent Orange in Amer­ica and Vietnam

On Sep­tem­ber 11, 1999, my mother, Janet, mar­ried Bob Macher. Trag­i­cally, four years later, Bob died from non-Hodgkins lym­phoma, a dis­ease caused by his expo­sure to Agent Orange more than 35 years ear­lier in the Viet­nam War. My mother rep­re­sents hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple, Amer­i­cans and Viet­namese, whose shared story of being per­ma­nently marked by Agent Orange must be told.

A Per­ma­nent Mark: Agent Orange in Amer­ica and Viet­nam is a doc­u­men­tary for national broad­cast that inte­grates the story of Amer­i­cans exposed to Agent Orange with the story of Viet­namese peo­ple still con­tend­ing with the toxic herbicide.

Dấu ấn lâu dài: Chất độc màu da cam tại Mỹ và Việt Nam” là bộ phim tài liệu phát sóng toàn nước Mỹ gắn câu chuyện những người Mỹ bị phơi nhiễm chất độc da cam với câu chuyện của những người Việt Nam hiện vẫn đang vật lộn vơi sloaij chất diệt cỏ độc hại này.

While A Per­ma­nent Mark is about events that have their ori­gin in the Viet­nam War, the film deals with uni­ver­sal themes of war that are rel­e­vant today. A Per­ma­nent Mark shows that war per­sists, long after we declare “mis­sion accomplished.”

— Holly Mil­lion

Direc­tor, A Per­ma­nent Mark: Agent Orange in Amer­ica and Vietnam