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Houp Ngao Ban Hao Roadshow

At the end of February 2020, LPFF took to the road for the “Houp Ngao Ban Hao” (Films from Our Home) Roadshow. The team travelled to Vientiane Capital, as well as Xayabouly, and Xieng Khuang Provinces, where it hosted two-day celebrations of Lao cinema to share these stories with the people they are about and for.

Over two nights at each stop, LPFF screened four Lao feature films: Expiration Date and Noy – Above it All, both by Anysay Keola; Dearest Sister by Mattie Do; and The Last Voice by Jojo Miracle. The films were accompanied by on-stage discussions with some of the filmmakers themselves. As part of LPFF’s efforts to raise awareness among the Lao public for a diversity of voices and social issues, the Roadshow programming featured a selection of shorts from Many Voices, One Laos, as well as the Lao winners of #IWTMekong.

The Roadshow venues also hosted the Pop-Up Studio, an interactive space where visitors of all ages and abilities were invited to learn about smartphone filmmaking from Lao film professionals (directors, producers, and cameramen). As an extension of the Studio’s on-site resources, LPFF created this page, which aggregates Lao-language filmmaking resources: ຂໍ້ມູນການສ້າງຮູບເງົາ

Over the Roadshow’s three stops, nearly 3,000 people engaged deeply with Lao films, surpassing LPFF’s expectations.

LPFF are extremely grateful to its partners—Voice, the US Embassy, and the UK Embassy—as well as to its sponsors at Pepsi, Lao Telecom, and Lao Tobacco, for their generosity in helping bring this project to life.