First International Conference on Lao Studies

Posted: May 22, 2007


On May 22, 2005, the Legacies of War project participated in historic First International Conference on Lao Studies held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Legacies organized a powerful and moving panel discussion that featured bombing survivor Ms. Bounthanh Phommasathit and war veteran Lee Thorn, who spoke together for the first time on their experiences from the war.

Legacies staff, volunteers and friends were present to provide information about the project and outreach to the 200 conference participants.

Bombies, a documentary about the secret bombings in Laos, also received an overwhelming response from audiences after its’ screening at the conference and today we are still collecting orders from around the country.


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