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Meo, The

Synopsis
About the involvement of Meo tribesmen in the war in Laos. Shows a Meo (Hmong) village and a Shaman’s procedure for exorcising an evil influence, then continues with the effect of war on the Meo. These particular villagers were, with difficulty, seeking to maintain their neutrality, and their unwillingness to have their young men conscripted. Other Meo are heavily involved in the war. In areas controlled by the Pathet Lao, it is difficult for tribesmen to build villages or tend fields because of the bombers. They are faced with a choice of living underground in the forest with the Pathet Lao, or moving to areas controlled by the Royal Lao Army, which are not bombed. Over 100,000 Meo refugees are crowded into camps in the last highland area before the plains of the capital, Vientiane.
Series
Disappearing World, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 53 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1972
Availability
Hire (RAI Film & Video Library)
Sale (RAI); 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p) (RAI)
Notes
Broadcast on ITV 4/7/72.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Hmong; Thailand; Vietnam war

Credits

Director
Brian Moser
Producer
Brian Moser
Contributor
Dai Vaughan; Jacques Lamoine; Mike Davis

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Web
http://www.granadamedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 8080
Fax
020 7494 6280
Address
Non-Theatric Sales
36 Golden Square
London
W1R 4AH

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

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