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The Most Secret Place On Earth on YouTube

Quite regularly, I am contacted by people who try to get hold of The Most Secret Place on Earth. There’s now a German language DVD of the full 78 minute version, but most of the interest comes from English speakers.But at least the 52 minute TV version is now on youtube and you can find […]

Sobering and Grim Documentary Film on the US’s Secret War in Laos: The Players

Stumbled across this image of the three unusual suspects of The Most Secret Place on Earth on this Bangkok Expat blog. Taken at the packed FCCT (Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand) in November 2010 during our presentation and Q& A session of aforementioned documentary on the CIA’s covert war in Laos in the 1960s. From left […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth on pirate DVD….in Cambodia

On a recent trip to Cambodia, I noticed that my first non fiction book Beyond the Pancake Trench is still being sold as a bootleg photocopy in Siem Reap bookshops. I was browsing the shelves of a pirate DVD shop in Phnom Penh a couple days ago, when I found, much to my surprise, that […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth on DVD….in German

Finally, the DVD for The Most Secret Place on Earth is out, about a year after the film surfaced on YouTube! There are some great extra, never before seen interviews with the film’s main characters but unfortunately the footage is all in German, as are the subtitles. Given that the film has garnered so much […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) – Outtakes – Alfred McCoy

There’s new additional footage for Marc Eberle’ s The Most Secret Place on Earth, co-written by Tom Vater. Watch never before seen interview with James Lilley, Deputy CIA station chief in Laos, on the ghosts of the past and the high life in a war zone. This interview was filmed in August 2006. Note how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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