Filmed and Directed by: Marta Trela
‘The Vietnamese plant the rice, the Cambodians tend the rice and the Lao listen to it grow’ – said the French colonialists. Needless to say, they didn’t mean it as a complement. And maybe they should have.
Hundred years later, looking at Laos we might find out that there is much to learn from its quiet population. Living unhurriedly, they seem to be living a life full of what we in the Western world struggle to find- balance.