Curated by Vientiane-based filmmaker Thi-Von Muong-Hane, this new selection of short films “highlights Lao people and their diverse perspectives.” The entries are:
Memory of Soulsby Nicolas Sauret // 2005 // Documentary // 18′
The Akha of Northern Laos have their own traditions and way of living.
Sleepless Nightsby Xaisomkham Induangchanthy // 2012 // Fiction // 17′
In Vientiane, a young working woman and a young night guard cross paths in an office.
Happy Laos by Vannaphone Sitthirath // 2012 // Documentary // 17′
What makes Lao people happy? Let’s get a few answers.
Mom… I… by Phanumad Disattha // 2008 // Drama // 9′
A simple girl is living a simple life in Thailand with her beloved mother.
The Phuan Folk Songby Doklao/Padetc // 2011 //Documentary // 6′
Young Lao singers keep their traditional folk songs alive by learning this art from their elders.
Creative Juice for Lao Kids by Bounthanh Phongphichid // 2011 // Documentary // 26′
Three illustrators show their artwork and discuss their impact on a new generation in Laos.
Environmental Awareness by Chongkham Phonekeo // 2008 // Animation // 1′
Two kids are on the way to enjoy the countryside, but are not prepared for nature.
Letter Back Home by Nith Lacroix // 1994 // Documentary // 13′
Young Lao and Cambodians who live in San Francisco talk about missing their homeland and introduce us to their daily life.
The Cage by Anysay Keola // 2010 // Fiction // 6′
A young woman is trying to find her own identity behind a closed door.
Lives of Ou River by Bouttasing Namthipkesone // 2012 // Documentary // 24′
The Nam Ou is one of the main rivers in Laos, where the Khmu people have lived and died from one generation to another.