The Remnants
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  • International Competition
Synopsis Even though it is widely ignored, Laos holds a shocking record: it is the most heavily bombed country in modern history even though it never declared war on other countries. From 1964 up to 1973 American airplanes have dropped more than 2 million explosive devices on Laotian territory while carrying out over 500,000 bombing missions. More than forty years later, the country still carries the heavy signs and burdens of such ruthless and inhumane warfare. Everything has changed since the war, but people still must deal and live with the consequences of it. Unexploded bombs have caused since the end of the war more than 22,000 civil victims. The rest of these deadly devices have been integrated in the chores of every day’s life transforming bombs in troughs, water tanks and even flower pots. The film carefully examines how to transform horror and death while trying to carry on, daily. With a precise observational style, the directors introduce the viewer to a never seen reality where the war and its remnants have been weaved into the fabric of life.
Riccardo RUSSO 리카르도 루소
Riccardo RUSSO is an award winning documentary director and DOP, with a specialization in Human Rights and a PhD in Human Geography. Starting his activity as a media-activist he co-founded in 2005 Esplorare la Metropoli, a research and filmmaking association, active in the field of social humanitarian communication. With a special attention towards minorities and indigenous societies, he has over fifteen years of professional experience in filmmaking all over the five continents. His work has been screened worldwide in festivals and broadcasted in many countries. He also collaborates with Universities and NGOs as a freelancer and consultant. He currently teaches Visual Geography at the University of Rome Sapienza.
Paolo BARBERI 파올로 바르베리
Paolo BARBERI is an Anthropologist and documentarist, he started his audiovisual career at the L.A.V. (Laboratory of Visual Anthropology “Diego Carpitella) of the Sapienza University of Rome. He currently works as a teacher and researcher at the University of Ferrara. He is a founding member of the Association of researchers and filmmakers Esplorare la Metropoli and director, together with Riccardo RUSSO, of the documentary The Well, Water Voices from Ethiopia (Italy, 2011) broadcasted in several televisions all over the world, selected for more than 100 documentary festivals and winner of 26 international awards.
Director Riccardo RUSSO, Paolo BARBERI
Country Italy, Switzerland
Year 2017
Running Time 72min
Genre Documentary
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