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LEGACY OF WAR: Water buffalo rest for the day in one of many rainwater-filled bomb craters in Laos. The craters make nice bathing areas for wild life but the toxic deteriorating bomb material makes them deadly for humans.

LEGACY OF WAR: Water buffalo rest for the day in one of many rainwater-filled bomb craters in Laos. The craters make nice bathing areas for wild life but the toxic deteriorating bomb material makes them deadly for humans.

LEGACY OF WAR: Ban Phanop, Laos.

LEGACY OF WAR: Laos’s untouched beauty is staggering—marred only by the litter of U.S. bombs dropped during the Vietnam War.

LEGACY OF WAR: A 15-year-old boy and his brother have shrapnel embedded in their arms and legs from U.S. bombs dropped during the Vietnam War.

Blind Woman of Ban Phanop 2 on Flickr.

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Here’s a second photo of this beautiful woman I saw in Laos. If you missed the description of this shot in my last post, here it is again:

She was sitting on a porch. It had just stopped raining; the sun broke through the clouds and perfectly lit her for a moment, just long enough for this photo. I shot it in the space between two wet boards in her porch. They were out of focus in the foreground creating the blackness around her.

I took these photos few years ago while filming an episode called “Legacy of War” for a series titled On War. Scroll down to find the video in two parts.

Blind Woman of Ban Phanop

She was sitting on a porch. It had just stopped raining; the sun broke through the clouds and perfectly lit her for a moment, just long enough for this photo. I shot it in the space between two wet boards in her porch. They were out of focus in the foreground creating the blackness around her.

This is from the same village that’s featured in “Legacy of War’ (see previous two posts).

Ok, here’s part two of “Legacy of War”.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll post some photos from behind the scenes.

So we’re busy filming the next season of Fault Lines right now. It will begin in November and air for a couple of months. November may seem like a ways away, but for us, we already feel the heat of the deadline.

In the meantime, I thought I would share a couple of episodes of my series that I filmed before Fault Lines called ‘On War’. I spent a year traveling the globe with one of the world’s greatest producers, Peggy Holter, trying to understand war and its consequences. I think we in the media can be too focused on individual conflicts, as if they are unique events caused by special circumstances, a point of view that can lead one to overlook war’s universal connections. We wanted to go past the current conflicts and headlines in search of a deeper understanding of war as a global, persistent phenomenon.

In this episode we traveled to Laos to reveal a “Legacy of War”. Laos is the most bombed country in the history of the world and forty years later its people are still dealing with the impact of US bombs.

So here’s part one of, “Legacy of War”.

Look for part two tomorrow.