New Documentary Focuses on Laos' Land Mine Problem



Small, impoverished and landlocked, Laos usually receives less attention than its Southeast Asian neighbors. Yet in one unfortunate aspect, Laos stands out: it has the distinction of being the most bombed country in history.

More than three decades following the end of conflict, Laos is still dealing with the residual effects of its violent past. Land mines and other unexploded ordnance dot the Laotian landscape and threaten the lives of the the country's people, the majority of whom reside in the countryside.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) commissioned Mediastorm to produce a documentary that profiled the organization's work removing this dangerous material, all the while profiling the lives of those affected most.

For more information about Laos' struggle with landmines, this article from the Landmines and Cluster Munition Monitor summarizes the key issues.

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