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From the Archives: The Khmer Heart of Stone – Trailer

I first visited Cambodia in 2001, on a research trip to find a story for a documentary on the country newly emerging from decades of civil war. A year later, director Marc Eberle and myself were back, shooting The Khmer` Heart of Stone, the first feature length docu for which I wrote the screenplay. The […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) – Outtakes – Tony Poe

There’s new additional footage for Marc Eberle’ s The Most Secret Place on Earth, co-written by Tom Vater. Watch never before seen interviews about Tony Poe, one of the CIA’s most effective, ruthless and just plain crazy agents! About the film: For a factual telling of the CIA´secret history in Laos, check out The Most […]

From the Archives: The Greatest Show On Earth – Trailer!

The trailer for the first documentary film I worked on (screenplay and production manager), The Greatest Show on Earth, can now be viewed on director Marc Eberle’s website. The 30 min documentary follows Alok Sharma, the top policeman in charge of the 2001 Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of people on planet earth, ever! Being […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth nominated for 2010 World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai, China.

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been nominated for the prestigious “Jade Kunlun” Awards of the 2010 World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai, China. The film has been nominated for the “Best Director” category. The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) reviewed in DOX Magazine

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been reviewed by Mark Taylor in DOX Magazine in its current Summer Edition. Here an excerpt: Eberle’s documentary takes us from this first encounter to the construction at Long Chen of a centre of industrialized death-from-above. […]

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