About the Film
“Eternal Harvest” is a documentary film about the “Secret War” in Laos featuring interviews with Laotians who lived through the bombing campaign and those whose fields are still home to unexploded ordnance today. The filmmakers speak to local and foreign experts about the hazards of removing UXO from the American bombing and the breadth of the work ahead. Why we recommend it: Powerful firsthand accounts of the war and a direct look at its impact on present-day Laos.
The Director or Producer
Produced by Jerry Redfern and Karen Coates
Karen Coates: "I am a journalist, author, and media trainer with particular focus on food, the environment, health, and human rights. I am a fellow at the International Women's Media Foundation, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and a former Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism. I'm also a food writer, and I can make a dozen different curries that will set your head ablaze."
Jerry Redfern: Director, Producer, Editor
I am an award-winning visual journalist, covering environment, health, and human rights, primarily in the developing world. Here at home in New Mexico I report on oil and gas for Capital & Main. I was a 2012-2013 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not working with cameras, I crash bikes."