Bomb Harvest Feature documentary (88 min)
A huge live bomb is found behind a village school in Laos and straight-talking Australian bomb disposal specialist Laith Stevens arrives to check it out. He’s in the process of training a new ‘big bomb’ team, so reluctantly leaves it until the team is up to the task. Reluctant, because rural poverty has triggered a brisk illegal trade in bomb scrap metal and the local children are out hunting for bombs.
This timely story is terrifying and yet filled with eccentric characters who use humour to get them through the harrowing task alive.
Produced by Red Lamp Films
Director & cinematographer Kim Mordaunt, producer Sylvia Wilczynski
Financed by ABC TV, Australian Film Commission, Screen NSW, Film Buff Productions & the Harold Mitchell Foundation
World TV & theatrical sales: TVF International ▶
Contact: Julian Chou-Lambert email ▶
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"absolutely stunning" "gripping" ABC Radio Urban Cinefile
★★★★ David Stratton, At The Movies
“fascinating and powerful” "captivating"
The Daily Telegraph ninemsn
“wildly entertaining, breathlessly tense” ★★★★ FilmInk
“Has seemingly achieved the impossible - a film that is both shocking and poignant yet laugh-out-loud funny. The humour is so powerful because it is so unexpected.” The Echo
Sydney Morning Herald Cinephilia
★★★★ The Movie Show, SBS TV
“thoroughly entertaining, one of the best
movies I’ve seen this year" The Scene
"important and sobering"
“Powerful and compelling, a truly inspiring film” Sydney Film Festival
"tense, exciting, thought-provoking"