“Chau, Beyond the Lines” is a documentary about a 16-year-old boy disabled by the effects of Agent Orange, who aspires to become a painter. (Photo: beyondthelinesfilm.com)

New York (VNA)
– “Chau, Beyond the Lines”, the documentary about a young Vietnamese victim of Agent Orange, was screened at the 9th session for the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York on June 15.

Present at the screening at the UN headquarters were Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information at the United Nations (UN), Le Minh Chau, the documentary protagonist, and many diplomats from permanent missions to the UN.

“Chau, Beyond the Lines” is a 2015 American short documentary film about a 16-year-old boy disabled by the effects of Agent Orange, who aspires to become a painter.

The 34-minute film, directed by Courtney Marsh, received a nomination for the 88th Academy Awards in Documentary Short Subject category among four others.

It was also awarded the Grand Jury Award at the 2015 Austin Film Festival and the National Jury Award at the 2015 USA Film Festival in the Documentary Short Film category.

In her opening remarks at the screening event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN Nguyen Thi Phuong Nga said it was made possible partly because of a special coordination between the permanent missions of Vietnam and the United States to the UN that reflects the joint effort between the two countries to address the impacts of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam.

Speaking to a Vietnam New Agency reporter, Le Minh Chau said he hopes that his story will inspire other young people to do what they like and pursue their own dreams.-VNA