Vientiane, Lao. 2011.
A president graduated from Film School in Kiev, pop star-actors-student and international directors-operators.
The national television offers old features and a lot of propaganda that translate into poor audience, also because of the ability of viewers to watch the Thai television, much more “modern” and interesting.
All the television productions are filtered by government censorship office (in Lao Wedding movie the kiss between the newlyweds was rejected).
In addition, less than 10 cinemas across the country and a large diffusion of pirate dvd/vcd do not help the production budgets.
In this scene, Lao Art Media makes the best features in Lao. And they carry on.
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