"THE REMNANTS" awarded at Visions du Réel
After the World Premiere at the 58th Festival dei Popoli, the documentary film THE REMNANTS by Paolo Barberi and Riccardo Russo (Italy/Switzerland, 2017, 75'), was awarded with the Prix du Jury SSA/SUISSIMAGE to the Most innovative Swiss feature film at Visions du Réel, Festival International de Cinéma, that was held in Nyon from 13rd to 21st April, 2018.
What is the most heavily bombed country in History? A country that never formally entered a war, Laos. Between 1964 and 1973, during the Vietnam war, the American air force carried out over 500.000 bombing missions over Laos, drop- ping more than 2 million tons of explosives over the country. Forty years later, everything has changed in Laos, but people’s lives are still deeply affected by the omnipresence of war remnants. The unexploded ordnance now represents a danger and a resource. The film is a journey into the contradictions of today’s wars, in which the remains of the conflict always outlive the conflict itself.