May 16, 2021
This is a re-broadcast of our March 21, 2021 program hour which was aired just 2 months ago. Since then the French Court has ruled to dismiss the Agent Orange case brought by Tran To Nga. Madame Tran, who was born in 1942 in what was then French Indochina, accused the chemical firms of causing grievous harm to her and others by selling Agent Orange to the US government, which used the toxic chemical to devastating effect in the Vietnam war. See excerpt of the documentary below.
Our radio broadcast with host Dale Throneberry has two guests.
- Michael Gier, producer and director of the 2021 documentary “Wounded Heroes”
- Kate Taverna and Alan Adelson, directors of the 2020 documentary “The People vs Agent Orange”
"Wounded Heroes" and "The People vs Agent Orange"
Michael Gier’s Docufilm Offering HOPE for “Wounded Heroes” with PTS
Wounded Heroes Documentary is a 3-year passion project, funded primarily by California filmmaker Michael Gier and his wife Terri Gier, and features life changing options that give those suffering from PTS hope.
An alarming statistic by the Department of Veterans Affairs report anywhere from 17 to 22 veteran suicides every single day. Many feel it does not need to be that way.
After learning about this statistic and the serious side effects of overmedicating veterans, California filmmaker, Michael Gier, went on a mission to find successful non-drug treatments that saves lives.
“These men and women served our country for years and the best we can do is give them drugs; some as many as eighteen different prescriptions, forty pills a day?!” said Gier. “I knew there had to be better options.”
In the film, Gier interviews health care professionals who are using alternative therapies that have been successfully proven to dramatically decrease their patients’ medication or help them become completely PTS prescription free.
Gier said by creating the film he wanted to bring as much awareness as possible about these life changing treatments, and is grateful to have this opportunity to reach the Veterans Radio audience.
“These aren’t just therapies that can help our soldiers and veterans,” said Gier. “Firefighters, police officers, and first responders all deal with PTS, and even more people from all walks of life are being affected by Covid-19. These can benefit them too.”
Dr. Shauna Springer, Ph.D., known as “Doc Springer” in the military community.
“The feeling that Post-Traumatic Stress is a “life sentence” is killing warriors – and people across America. Many have given up, but they need to know that there is life beyond trauma – not just survival, but a good life – a connected, emotionally fulfilling life. Wounded Heroes presents this life changing story of hope,” said Dr. Springer.
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“The People vs Agent Orange”
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. The Vietnamese-born Madame Tran, who was poisoned by the herbicide and contracted cancer, also lost her infant daughter and has other family members suffering from lasting effects of Agent Orange. She has fought for justice for the thousands of alleged victims of Agent Orange. On May 10, 2021, the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Evry, France, dismissed Tran To Nga’s lawsuit against the American manufacturers of Agent Orange. Her lawyers vowed to appeal, asserting the court had not addressed the responsibilities of the chemical companies.
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.
For more information and to stay up-to-date with this humanitarian effort: www.thepeoplevsagentorange.com
To view the documentary in its entirety – www.thepeoplevsagentorange.com/screenings-1
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