Lao Heritage Foundation presents a virtual film screening of Getting Lao'd, a film by Steve Arounsack. Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST.
The LHF Annual Gala will be replaced by this virtual film screening experience this year. Suggested donation is $5. Registrants donating more than $50 will be receiving a special gift from LHF. All donations will go to support our Luang Prabang Summer Program.
Steve is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Stanislaus and the Director of Keck Visual Anthropology Lab. In 2012 he won the Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Instruction with Technology. Steve has more than 15 years of experience in media development.
After 25 years of silence, the private Lao music and film industries are reawakening. Filmed over 10 years, the documentary follows a new generation of young pioneers as they reimagine Lao media in a communist country. The film features many of the country's most prominent musicians and filmmakers, and is perhaps the most comprehensive examination of the media landscape in Laos.
Many neighboring countries in Southeast Asia have seen their music and film industries remain vibrant. Media in Laos, however, remains shrouded in mystery due to its land-locked geography and restrictive political environment. This documentary provides an extremely rare look at a new generation that tipped the cultural fulcrum – it is a story about a small country with a big heart.
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