The People Vs. Agent Orange

Virtual Film Premier


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 America, 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. Learn More Here.

Streaming virtually to your device via the theater’s digital platform, allowing you to watch it from the comfort and safety of your own house. 

The below links will allow you to:

  • Purchase streaming link from theater of choice
  • Inquire about free and discounted tickets
  • Watch related Zoom panels that include the filmmakers
    and others involved with the film and on the ground.


Purchase streaming link from Florence theater
 City Lights Cinema


Live Q&A Panel with the Filmmakers and Activists.

Filmmakers: Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna
Oregon resident featured in the film: Dr. Renee Stringham Members of Community Rights Chapters in Lane and Lincoln county: Debra Fant and David Tvedt.



Radio Interviews

Interview with Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna (KYAQ, Lincoln County 91.7)

Interview with Debra Fant (KYAQ, Lincoln County 91.7)

Community Rights Panel 

Panel focuses on the timber industry’s harmful practice of aerial herbicide spraying, accentuating the 40+ year battle to ban it. Panelists share their personal medical impacts and experiences, along with their relationship to the many issues highlighted in the film, The People vs Agent Orange. They explain the Community Rights strategies they are currently utilizing in their efforts to end the usage of these dangerous, toxic chemicals.