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From the Archives: Thailand´s Minorities

For many years, I have been reporting on the plight of Thailand’s minorities – the so-called ‘hill tribes’ in the north of the country, and the sea nomads, also known as sea gypsies in the south. Unfortunately, much of what I have written about the problems these stateless people are facing, has been published in […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) shown on The History Channel

The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos, directed by Marc Eberle and written by Marc Eberle and Tom Vater has just been broadcast on the History Channel. The film traces the origin and development of the largest clandestine CIA operation to date (at least as far as the agency […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) trailer clocks 22.000 hits on YouTube.

The trailer for The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), directed by Marc Eberle and co-authored by Tom Vater, has clocked more than 22.000 hits on YouTube.

(Deutsch) Amerikas Geheimer Krieg, 7. Februar, 23.15 Uhr, WDR

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The Most Secret Place on Earth – Chiang Mai Screening at Lifescapes Festival on February 6th

The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos will be shown as part of the Lifescapes Film Festival in Chiang Mai this week. The screeing is on Sunday, February 6th at 14.30. For further details, please visit the Festival Website. For an enlightened and accurate telling of the CIA´secret history […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) broadcast on Australia’s ABC1 Television on January 24th

The Most Secret Place on Earth premiered in Australia on ABC1 television on January 24th at 9.30pm. Ironically, The Most Secret Place on Earth competed with Generation Kill, showing on ABC2 at the same time, a seven-part war mini-series about a Rolling Stone reporter embedded with US troops in Iraq.  About the film: For a […]

Vang Pao obit by Tom Vater in The Times

My memo on Vang Pao by Fred Branfman

Writer, anti-Vietnam War activist and US secrets whistle-blower Fred Branfman, the man who exposed the carpet bombing of Laos in the 1970s, has his own take on Vang Pao, the Hmong general and CIA operative who died last week in Califronia, aged 81. Fred Branfman – My memo on Vang Pao I guess Vang Pao’s […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) reviewed by Allen Myers

Here’s a 2008 review of The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) by Allan Myers in Direct Action. Here’s a non-trivial question for trivia night organisers: In the late 1960s, what was the world’s busiest airport? Stumped? Here’s a hint: What was the most bombed country, per capita, in the […]

Secrets from the Plain of Jars – Jim Pollard on the The Most Secret Place on Earth in The Nation

Veteran Bangkok journalist Jim Pollard reviews The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA´s Covert War in Laos in The Nation newspaper, following the film´s second screening at the Foreign Corespondents Club in Bangkok in November. In his review he lauds the film as one of the best documentaries in recent years and remarks […]

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