Harvard Westlake Go! Laos: A Digital Storytelling Adventure with Peace Works Travel. Student film makers, Penny and Astor, interview Peter Kim, Mike Boddington, Madam Chanpheng Sivila and Paphavady Keomeuangsene to understand how the country of Laos has been able to move past the atrocities of the Secret War which dropped more than 2 million tons of explosive ordinance on Laos between 1964-1973.
Vitarka – Teaching Signs – Monk Life
Harvard Westlake Go! Laos: A Digital Storytelling Adventure with Peace Works Travel. Student filmmakers, Gabriela Martinez Celaya and Andrew Shibuya, explore the monk life in Laos and interview two monks, Sunny and Sipun, who have benefited from this way of life.
Happiness – Khuaamsuk
Harvard Westlake Go! Laos: A Digital Storytelling Adventure with Peace Works Travel. This student film by Sirus Wheaton and Jenny Li explores how the people of Laos find their own identity and happiness after the devastating effects of the Secret War.
Laos Farming Life
Harvard Westlake Go! Laos: A Digital Storytelling Adventure with Peace Works Travel. A student film by Gretchen MacLean exploring the life and importance of farming in Laos.
The Noble Truth
Harvard Westlake Go! Laos: A Digital Storytelling Adventure with Peace Works Travel. Student filmmaker Caitlin Chung gives us a look at the sights and sounds of everyday life in Laos and explores the Noble Truth and the way leading to the end of suffering.
Once Upon a Childhood
“I couldn’t bring myself to watch my own film” writes Marcy Park of this profound piece which earned her and co-producer Sarah McAllister multiple awards in National student film festivals. Once Upon a Childhood artfully illustrates how a war that ended decades ago continues to impact children and families in Laos every day.
Wings of Peace
What lessons from Hiroshima can bridge the gap between a devastating past and a hopeful future? In this multiple-award winning film, two Japanese-American teens journey to Laos with origami papers in hand.
Laos: Students Uncover a Secret War
Peace Works Travel student journalists explore Laos to reveal important stories about the collateral damage of the Secret War.
Swords into Ploughshares
Max Cho’s film offers testaments from a U.S. military veteran, bomb victims and human rights activists to elucidate the dimensions of transforming Laos’ bomb-riddled landscape into a productive land, free of subterranean munitions.
The Lingering War
Insightful student traveler Delilah Napier takes a historic look at the effects of the Secret War in Laos. Its citizens, most born decades after the war ended, confront unexploded bombs on a daily basis.