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“They were like butterflies, it was like they never slept,” said Mr. Vounta, recalling the bombs that the U.S. dropped on Laos from 1964 to 1973. Mr. Vounta is one of the voices featured in This Little Land of Mines, a film by Erin McGoffa 2017 Student Fellow from American University. The film premiered at the Landmark Bethesda Row Theater on ThursdayJuly 18, 2019, to an audience of nearly 200 that filled the theater.

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erin-world-premiereErin McGoff at the Q@A for ‘This Little Land of Mines’ World Premiere on July 18th, 2019.

Karina Longworth of LA Weekly provides a good overview:

The Cannes Film Festival (which ended its two-week run on Saturday) is nothing if not a study in contradictions. Studio product and tabloid fixtures — RPatz! KStew! “Le gentleman Brad,” as one daily rag heralded the arrival of annual attendee Pitt — butt up on the red carpet against international unknowns, some representing the national cinemas of impoverished and/or war-torn nations. Future Oscar winners are unveiled on the ground floor of the Palais du Cinema, as schlocky genre fare attracts buyers in the massive marketplace a floor below.

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