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Bomb Harvest (2007)

Laos: the most bombed country, per capita, on the planet. Australian bomb disposal specialist Laith Stevens has to train a new young "big bomb" team to deal with bombs left from the US "... See full summary »

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Kim Mordaunt
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Credited cast:
Phonesai Silavan Phonesai Silavan ... Himself
Laith Stevens Laith Stevens ... Himself
Linthong Syphavong Linthong Syphavong ... Himself
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Laos: the most bombed country, per capita, on the planet. Australian bomb disposal specialist Laith Stevens has to train a new young "big bomb" team to deal with bombs left from the US "Secret War", but meanwhile, the local children are out hunting for bomb scrap metal. Vividly depicting the consequences of war with the incredible bravery of those trying to clear up the mess. Written by Kim Mordaunt

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In bomb disposal you only make one mistake

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Australia

Language:

English

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18 October 2007 (Australia) See more »

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Laos

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Red Lamp Films,Lemur Films See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Faces, not numbers
15 November 2011 | by JkeviSee all my reviews

"Bomb Harvest" achieves something that, unfortunately, not all documentaries even attempt to do. It is ultimately not about statistics – how many bombs are left there in Laos or even how many people are affected by them – it is first of all about people.

We get to know the people who work with the UXOs as we follow Laith Stevens in his work and that drop of leisure that he manages to enjoy. As the story of newly trained UXO Laos personnel unfolds, we observe people work, eat, and drink: these are the real people whose lives have been inevitably and irreversibly affected by the appalling bombing campaign of 1964-1973. We see faces, not numbers.

The music score is mesmerizing, camera-work appears flawless, and editing could be only applauded.

Good documentaries inform you while great documentaries also leave you with a feeling. "Bomb Harvest" falls into the second category and hence shouldn't be missed.


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