On the initiative and with financial support of Ford Foundation (USA), a group of two journalist and filmmaker visited Da Nang from July 5th to 17th July 2010. The visit was aimed to make a film report, in cooperation with Children of Vietnam (USA) through the project of “Hope System of Care,” about agent orange/dioxin impacts on children’s life in Da Nang city, one of the hotspots of agent orange/dioxin in Viet Nam.
After a survey of 6 families with disabled children in the districts of Hai Chau, Hoa Vang and Ngu Hanh Son, the camera crew selected 2 families being affected most seriously to film. One of the selected families was of a little girl Nguyen Thi Ly, in Hoa Quy ward, Ngu Hanh Son district and the other was of two brothers Tan Tri and Tan Hau, in Hoa Phong commune, Hoa Vang district. Daily activities of the children and their families were recorded with interviews of their parents about the family’s current situation and the difficulties they are facing.
Also, the group interviewed Ms. Luong Thi Huong, Chief Representative of Children of Vietnam inDa Nang. The interview was about impacts of agent orange/dioxin on generations in Da Nang, cases of disabled children benefited by the “Hope System of Care,” and especially the organization’s expectation for cooperation with and receiving support from other donors in helping the disabled children in Da Nang city.
Excerpted from the Danang City Foreign Affairs Department official website: http://www.fad.danang.gov.vn