“Artists struggling with the legacy of Agent Orange were invited to exhibit their work at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyen Dinh Trung and Le Thi Be Nga are two of 140 artists who have learned to overcome their own disabilities and are taking their lives into their own hands by creating intricate gemstone-artwork.” — Laura Waxmann, 8 August 2010
Laura Waxmann, a journalism student at San Francisco State University, is a Vietnam Reporting Project fellow. Agent Orange Day marks the day the United States began spraying Agent Orange in Viet Nam. To participate in Agent Orange Day 2010 in the United States and other actions for victims of Agent Orange, go to www.vn-agentorange.org.