The war in South East Asia has produced an enormous number of refugees over the years.
TRACKING SHOT along Mekong River.
TRACKING SHOT camp along bank of Mekong
TRACKING SHOT camp as boat docks.
GV PAN SV camp. (Two shots)
SV man and woman seated on ground in camp with hens in foreground.
GV camp PAN TO SV women with children. (Two shots)
SV woman squatted on ground sifting rice in bowl.
SV pig eating.
SV woman preparing food.
GV camp PAN TO Mekong River.
SV man at river's edge TILT TO sampan past Camera.
TRACKING SHOT camp.
GV Communist-held hills on far bank PAN TO another camp during Communist mortar
GV PAN camp
GV activity in camp.
TV camp (two shots)
LV sampan passes camp.
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Background: The war in South East Asia has produced an enormous number of refugees over the years. The latest people to be uprooted from their homes by the fighting are the Laotians, mostly Meo tribesmen from the mountains of Laos. A smaller group of Laotians, however, are also on the move in the face of Communist forces -- they are the Laos lowland tribes, who have for centuries made a living on the banks of the mighty river Mekong.
This production is a current situationer, complete with a track of good natural sound, showing the effect the war has had on these people.