7 films Found
Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the world. In the Vietnam War the US dropped 2 million tonnes of explosives there. Now, a brave band of women are finding and destroying the 'bombies' left behind.
When Laos opened its doors to tourism, it wasn't prepared for the problems that followed. As the government cracks down on party culture, businesses dependent on tourism are worried for their livelihoods.
The Mekong River is already being put to serious economic use by the Chinese, and now the Lao people are determined to do the same. But can it really pull the nation out of poverty, and at what cost?
The beautiful village of Vang Vieng in Laos has become a haven for backpackers. Yet the abundance of drugs and cheap liquor results in several lives being lost every year. Has Vang Vieng sold its soul?
Shocking footage reveals the plight of the Hmong. Thirty years on, the Lao government is still persecuting them for supporting America during the Vietnam war.
An exiled dissident talks about his son who was arrested for waving a pro-democracy banner. Laos is often the forgotten land of south east Asia, overshadowed by its notoriously disaster-ridden neighbours – Vietnam, Cambodia and the strict authoritarian state of Burma.
ABC Australia profiles Laos's General Cheng, leader of the military, director of one of the country's biggest logging company BPKP, and one of Laos's most powerful figures.