French people support Vietnamese Agent Orange victims
At the festival, many French people asked for a just decision for those who caused pains for the Vietnamese people, especially children, stressing that the world have been and would be destroyed not only by those who commit crimes, but also those who only look at criminals without interference.
Twenty-one photographers from France, Italy, Canada, the US, Brazil, Germany, Britain, Israel, Palestine and Armenia took part in the festival called "Photsoc".
On the pavillion named Souffrir, photos taken by Philip John Grigffiths, former President of the Magnum Photographers' Association, reflect mental and physical pains being suffered by Vietnamese children though the war ended more than 30 years ago.
At a a workshop held within the framework of the photo festival, Vo Dinh Kim, a representative from the Paris-based Collectif Viet Nam Dioxin, affirmed that dioxin is an issue of not only Viet Nam but also the world. He called on governments, social organisations, non-governmental organisations and people in the world to support and assist the Vietnamese victims in the lawsuit as well as assist Viet Nam to detoxicate Agent Orange/dioxin-affected areas.
Kim urged the US authorities and chemical producers to take responsibility for the consequences caused by Agent Orange/dioxin which they had used during the war in Viet Nam