1. Can folding an origami crane bring peace? In Wings of Peace, a video by Danielle Stolz, two teens of Japanese-American descent (Stolz and friend Aimee Misaki) journey to Laos with origami papers in hand. Boundaries of language and culture are transcended when Laotians affected by unexploded bombs fold cranes and share their dreams for a better life. The film asks U.S. viewers to reflect upon the tragic legacy of war from the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima to the Vietnam War-era Secret War on Laos.

    This teen-produced documentary resulted from An Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos, a program of Friendship Tours World Travel and Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California, led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group), artist/educator Cheri Gaulke, and history teacher Alethea Paradis. For more info about this and other trips, go to friendshiptoursworld.com. To see more films by teens about the Secret War on Laos, go to SayNoToUXO.com.

    # vimeo.com/80028311 Uploaded 501 Plays 0 Comments
  2. In The Lingering War, Delilah Napier takes an historic look at the effects of the Secret War in Laos. Its citizens, most born decades after the war ended, confront unexploded bombs on a daily basis. First-person interviews with Vietnam War veteran Lee Thorn, activist and whistle-blower Fred Branfman, as well as representatives of NGOs in Laos paint a picture of the emotional and physical toll inflicted by war.

    This teen-produced documentary resulted from An Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos, a program of Friendship Tours World Travel and Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California, led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group), artist/educator Cheri Gaulke, and history teacher Alethea Paradis. For more info about this and other trips, go to friendshiptoursworld.com. To see more films by teens about the Secret War on Laos, go to SayNoToUxo.com.

    # vimeo.com/80028815 Uploaded 116 Plays 0 Comments
  3. Koji Everard and Hana Kateman’s film, Legacies of War, looks at the aftermath of the Secret War on Laos, and particularly the millions of unexploded bombs that daily affect its citizens. Interviews with bomb removal experts explore the challenging task of clearing the land, as well as the role of women in this effort. Other interviewees include those providing services to the maimed and injured, as well as the injured survivors themselves.

    This teen-produced documentary resulted from An Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos, a program of Friendship Tours World Travel and Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California, led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group), artist/educator Cheri Gaulke, and history teacher Alethea Paradis. For more info about this and other trips, go to friendshiptoursworld.com. To see more films by teens about the Secret War on Laos, go to SayNoToUXO.com.

    # vimeo.com/80029208 Uploaded 71 Plays 0 Comments
  4. Sarah McAllister and Marcella Park’s film, Once Upon a Childhood, illustrates how a war that ended decades ago continues to impact children and families in Laos every day. We meet children and teens who have been maimed when setting off unexploded bombs, and families devastated when parents lose limbs and are unable to provide for their children. Experts and educators weigh in on how to address this vital issue now and in the future.

    This teen-produced documentary resulted from An Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos, a program of Friendship Tours World Travel and Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California, led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group), artist/educator Cheri Gaulke, and history teacher Alethea Paradis. For more info about this and other trips, go to friendshiptoursworld.com. To see more teen-produced films on the Secret War on Laos, go to SayNoToUXO.com.

    # vimeo.com/80108586 Uploaded 378 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Max Cho’s film, Swords into Ploughshares, is a haunting look at one of the United States’ darkest historical moments, the Secret War on Laos. A powerful graphic style brings home the shocking details of a countryside covered with unexploded bombs. Cho puts a human face on this ongoing tragedy as he celebrates the initiative of the Laotian people, while also asking viewers to consider their role in eradicating bombs.

    This teen-produced documentary resulted from An Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos, a program of Friendship Tours World Travel and Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California, led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group), artist/educator Cheri Gaulke, and history teacher Alethea Paradis. For more info about this and other trips, go to friendshiptoursworld.com. To see more teen videos about the Secret War in Laos, go to SayNoToUXO.com.

    # vimeo.com/80162166 Uploaded 103 Plays 0 Comments

Investigative Journalism Adventure to Laos 2013

Cheri Gaulke PRO

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.