Laos is a beautiful but impoverished country that seems to wish no harm on anyone. Under the surface however, another story of Laos is being told. A very repressive one-party socialist state has given room to one that is slowly opening up to the outside world, but explosions can still be heard in this small Asian nation that has not been in a war since the 1970s.
Forgotten landmines and so-called UXOs (unexploded ordinance) are continuing to kill Laos’ citizens as well as preventing farmers to cultivate the land in many parts of the country. It is a cruel destiny that Laos shares with countries across the world, and one that prevents development and threatens the safety of everyone, especially children. French director Philippe Cosson has made a film and a universal call for action and collaboration to put an end to the catastrophy.