Near the end of the Cold War, the U.S. government received numerous reports from Southeast Asia of chemical weapons being used against democratic insurgents. After investigating, the U.S. accused the Soviets of supplying chemical weapons to the communist governments in the area. Matthew Meselson, a Harvard molecular biologist, reviewed samples of the substance but was unconvinced that what the U.S. government found was a weapon. Meselson traveled to Thailand with Thomas Seeley, a renowned animal behaviorist, to prove that the yellow substance falling from the sky was not a chemical weapon but a natural phenomenon.
Directed by L. Warren Thompson. Written by Christopher Sachs. Produced by Badrish Patil, Chris Roessner, Christopher Sachs, and L. Warren Thompson. Photographed by Blake Clifton. Music by Marc Uddo. Production design by Kody Busch. Principal cast: Peter McGlynn (as Alexander Haig), Fred Ochs (Matthew Meselson), Emmanuel Todorov (Thomas Seeley), Danielle Taddei (Julie).