ScreeningOct 19 2013 - 4:30 PM
at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Directed by: Andrew Nisker | 45 minutes | Canada | PG | Documentary | 2012 | World Premiere
Sickened after visiting severely disfigured children who were born from parents and or grandparents that were exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, director Andrew Nisker wanted to so desperately help bring an ending to the senseless suffering. Without prior knowledge, he then discovered that it wasn’t only the people of Vietnam who were suffering but also those who worked with Agent Orange domestically to defoliate hydro lines clear cuts, roadside culverts, railway corridors and even those who bought it at their local hardware store to control weeds in their gardens. The potential exposure to the general population during years that Agent Orange was used domestically was enormous and frightening.
Nisker says “faced with the challenge of telling that story, with little funds and countless stories I decided to take a simple approach…Orange Witness is a film/platform for those who were exposed to Agent Orange to tell their stories. To hopefully inspire others to start to tell their own stories and eventually pressure industry and governments to deal with impact it continues to have on our health”.
Award-winning producer and director Andrew Nisker of Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home and Chemerical brings a new perspective and style to the thoughtful and moving Orange Witness.
There will be a post-screening discussion after the film.
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