Generational Victims of Agent Orange from around the country will host a reception and film screening at 6 p.m. April 14 at Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3, Boardman. Light appetizers will be served, followed by the documentary screening at 7 p.m. Make your reservations at COVVHA@gmail.com for film viewing since seating is limited. The reception is open to the public, no reservations necessary.
Seven Agent Orange generational victims from around the United States will be in attendance at the reception and screening, including Canfield resident Heather Bowser. They will be available to talk and answer questions regarding Agent Orange and the effect it has had in their lives. Goro Nakamura, an award-winning photographer and author, will be photographing the event and Kyoren Takamasa, a Japanese reporter, will be interviewing the Agent Orange generational victims. Both are flying from Japan to record the event. Takamasa will also be in attendance at the reception.
The film screening will be of "Living The Silent Spring," by Japanese filmmaker Masako Sakata, a widow of an American Vietnam veteran. The film features Bowser, a 39-year-old born with birth defects associated with her father's exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.
Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant sprayed in Vietnam during the war, has been linked to many illnesses in Vietnam veterans and their children.