grant recipients 2014
Those Below is a fictional drama highlighting the effects of the secret war in Laos. Although the war ended more than four decades ago, its legacies remain and continue to haunt those involved and affected – be it Lao villagers living in the UXO-contaminated areas or veterans in the USA. Currently studying in New York, Xaisongkham will return to Laos with a small team to shoot this film, his thesis project.
Motion of Life 2
A short documentary about freerunning, this film will highlight a new sport that is currently popular amongst young Lao. Freerunning requires physical strength, constant practice, speed, agility, and extreme flips. Vilayphong plans to shoot much of his film with a flying drone, against a background of important historical and cultural sites around Laos.