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Vint Lawrence – CIA handler of General Vang Pao dies

I somehow missed the recent passing of Vint Lawrence, CIA handler of notorious Hmong General Vang Pao in Long Cheng, Laos, in the early 60s, who threw his secret agent career away to become a political cartoonist in Washington. Read an obituary and summary of Vint’s remarkable life here. Vint Lawrence is interviewed in the […]

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 […]

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.

Vang Pao obit by Tom Vater in The Times

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. […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth nominated for the 2010 Banff World Television Awards

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 2010 Banff World Television Awards.

The Most Secret Place on Earth reviewed at www.filmkommentaren.dk

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been reviewed by Tue Steen Müller at Filmkommentaren.dk. … with the subtitle: The CIA´s covert war in Laos… is a brilliant piece of journalistic research combined with a very effective documentary tv language in the best […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth reviewed in Asia Times Online

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been has been reviewed by Andrew Nette at Asia Times Online.

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