Vietnam: The Secret Agent

56 mins.
Directed by Jacki Ochs
NR
1984

Sponsored by the Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center, UMass Amherst Libraries as part of their Social Change Colloquium in partnership with the UMass History Department and the Daniel Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy.

Post-screening panel conversation with:

  • Jacki Ochs, Producer/Director
  • Daniel Keller, Producer/Editor
  • Michitake Aso, Associate Professor in the Department of History, University at Albany
  • Bruce Dobson, US Air Force 1963–67, member of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Moderator: Christian Appy, director of the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy and Professor of History, UMass Amherst

This screening is free to Amherst Cinema Members.


Using striking archive and war footage in support of interviews with veterans, scientists, attorneys, the U.S. Air Force, the Veterans Administration, Dow Chemical and more; this film documents the extraordinary history of chemical warfare, agricultural herbicides, damage to the world environment, and the plight of Vietnam veterans and their families as they struggle for treatment of exposure to Agent Orange and dioxin.

New 4K restoration by IndieCollect.