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Documentary to showcase Agent Orange legacy

Update: June, 18/2015 - 09:50
Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will present the Viet Nam premiere of the documentary Lighter than Orange – The Legacy of Dioxin in Viet Nam tonight. — Photo hanoigrapevine.com
HA NOI  (VNS) — Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will present the Viet Nam premiere of the documentary Lighter than Orange – The Legacy of Dioxin in Viet Nam tonight.

The documentary depicts the fate of just a few of the four million Vietnamese veterans who were victims of Agent Orange. The veterans speak about their exposure to the dioxin-based herbicide during the war and their lives afterwards.

Ligher than Orange won the Grand Prize Documentary Feature Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York, and the Gold Award at the Filmmakers World Festival in Jakarta in March.

The 72-minute movie will be screened in Vietnamese with English subtitles from 7.30pm. There will be a Q&A session afterwards with some of the films veterans and children from the Friendship Village.

Donation: VND200,000 (to Friendship Village). Limit: 90 viewers.

For reservations, contact: nguyenvu–nganhang@yahoo.com.

On Sunday, June 21, FVH will host a walking tour to discover the back alleys around Hang Da Market.

While walking through the small streets and alleys surrounding the market, attendees will learn about hidden pagodas, small communal houses dedicated to the patrons of craft guilds, narrow streets full of local life, Chinese merchant mansions and legends they haven't heard of before.

The English language tour will run from 9.30am to 12pm. Cost: VND70,000. Limit: 10 people. To register, contact: Loan at phuongloan2704@gmail.com. — VNS


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