In the 1960s, the US air force sprayed millions of liters of Agent Orange, Agent White, Agent Green and other defoliants from airplanes and helicopters over large areas of Vietnamese jungle and upon the humans, animals and plants that inhabited them. This was intended to clear the foliage from the trees in order to better see the enemy combatants. However, it wound up destroying civilian agriculture needed to feed the population, and corroding the bodies of soldiers and innocent civilians upon impact and for years to come. As exposure to the dioxin-based herbicide would later be shown to mutate a person‘s genetic code.
In this film, Vietnamese veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war speak. After 10 years of non-stop fighting, these survivors brought the genetic mutation this herbicide caused back to the new families they were trying to start in the wake of the war. To their bewilderment, they were faced with a new challenge, numerous miscarriages and stillbirths. Today, those children who survived still suffer from incurable illnesses and debilitating deformity. The fates of those in this film are unique but not alone. They represent more than four million others still affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam. In this film people get to speak, who until now have had little public voice: Vietnamese veterans, who from the Vietnam War brought a change in their DNA caused by the herbicide Agent Orange. This change having been passed down through the generations, their children are still suffering from illness and deformity today.