New Agent Orange Doc: A Private Requiem

Agent Orange: A Personal Requiem is a new documentary film by Masako Sakata that chronicles the story of Greg Davis, the filmmaker’s late husband, a Vietnam veteran and former Time magazine photojournalist, who died in 2003 at age 54 of liver cancer–a disease that almost certainly was caused by his exposore to Agent Orange in Vietnam.

Sakata’s film also tells the story of the massive American Agent Orange spraying program in Vietnam and its continuing effects on American service personnel, the environment and on generations of Vietnamese. The documentary includes interviews with Vietnamese doctors, a U.S. Army veteran who has returned to do humanitarian work in Vietnam, and contains not-easy-to-watch scenes of Vietnamese children with disabilities and deformities.

The documentary has been making the international film festival circuit and recently was shown in Tokyo and San Francisco. For more info, go to

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