The Xieng Khouang from the bomber perspective – many craters still visible
Unexploded ordnances (UXO) are displayed in the main road of Phonsavan
Lavorare sull’eredità della guerra in Laos ci ha portato a contatto con dei momenti della nostra storia nazionale che pochi ricordano.
In Laos, se si distruggesse una bomba ogni ora, una completa decontaminazione richiederebbe 9132 anni.
An animation showing in less than 2 minutes the US Drop of 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos between 1963 and 1972.
The UXO problem in few words, excerpted from UXO LAO website:
Lao PDR has the unwanted distinction of being per capita the most heavily bombed nation in the world. Between the years 1964 and 1973, the United States flew more than half a million bombing missions, delivering more than two million tons of explosive ordnance, in an attempt to block the flow of North Vietnamese arms and troops through Laotian territory. The ordnance dropped include more than 266 million submunitions (known as “bombies” in Lao) released from cluster bombs.
Bomb Harvest is a 2007 documentary film explores the consequences of war in Laos as it follows an Australian bomb disposal specialist,
Children’s stories from Laos. The survivors, three boys and one girl — recount their experiences in a 10-minute docudrama