Must see Movies and Documentaries before visiting Laos
The Mekong River with Sue Perkins
English comedian and actress Sue Perkins travels 3,000-mile up Southeast Asia’s Mekong river. In Laos, she visits Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and Xayaburi hydroelectric dam.
The Rocket 2013
An Australian drama filmed entirely in Northern Laos. It tells a story of Ahlo, a young boy who is believed to be cursed and therefore brings bad luck to his town. When forced to move their home, Ahlo, his family and two friends set on a journey through Laos in search for a new home. To prove he isn’t a bad luck, Ahlo decides to enter the famous Rocket Festival competition.
Tropic of Cancer 2010
Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve sets out on a journey around the Tropic of Cancer. In the final episode he visits Laos and the Golden Triangle as well as Luang Prabang before heading to Vietnam.