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This Little Land of Mines
Rafael 3 Fri, Oct 11, 2019 4:45 PM
Erin McGoff intense and illuminating This Little Land of Mines delves into the lingering dilemma of unexploded bombs—80 million of them!—dotting Laos’ countryside. Dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War, this ordnance has injured or killed tens of thousands of people, 40% of them children, in accidental detonations over the last 40 years. McGoff blends news footage with real-life stories of Laotians fighting for solutions to the crisis and somehow thriving despite the overwhelming, life-threatening gravity of the situation at hand. Touching personal stories of everyday people like Phetsamay, a mother of two who risks her life on a daily basis to detect and safely detonate the bombs, put a human face on this politically charged story. Gorgeous photography of the Laotian countryside combines with the optimistic spirit of the people to create an inspiring and educational snapshot of a resilient community.
This Little Land of Mines
Century Larkspur Sat, Oct 12, 2019 2:00 PM
Erin McGoff intense and illuminating This Little Land of Mines delves into the lingering dilemma of unexploded bombs—80 million of them!—dotting Laos’ countryside. Dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War, this ordnance has injured or killed tens of thousands of people, 40% of them children, in accidental detonations over the last 40 years. McGoff blends news footage with real-life stories of Laotians fighting for solutions to the crisis and somehow thriving despite the overwhelming, life-threatening gravity of the situation at hand. Touching personal stories of everyday people like Phetsamay, a mother of two who risks her life on a daily basis to detect and safely detonate the bombs, put a human face on this politically charged story. Gorgeous photography of the Laotian countryside combines with the optimistic spirit of the people to create an inspiring and educational snapshot of a resilient community.
Film Info
Country:US
Year:2019
Running Time:37 min.
Director:Will Parrinello
John Antonelli
Matt Yamashita
Producer:Will Parrinello
John Antonelli
Matt Yamashita
Screenwriter:John Antonelli
Sarah Kass
Matt Yamashita
Will Parrinello
Cinematographer:Andrew Black
Vicente Franco
Fabian Aguirre
Editor:Quinn Costello
Todd Miro
Cast:Robert Redford
Jill Eikenbery
Michael Tucker

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In the latest edition of this Emmy Award®-winning series, Robert Redford narrates the annual tribute to six Goldman Environmental Prize-winning heroes from around the world who share a common goal of safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources.

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