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The Most Secret Place on Earth

About the Film

In this 2008 documentary, CIA agents, pilots, and Laotian and Thai fighters take viewers through the history of the war and grant a glimpse into the physical heart of the conflict: the top secret CIA airbase in Long Cheng. Never-before-seen private archive material of the war and exclusive new footage from Long Cheng illustrate an audacious and tragic chapter of U.S. history. Why we recommend it: In addition to introducing the major players of the war, it offers rare original and new footage that sheds light on the “Secret War.”

The Director or Producer

Marc Eberle

Marc Eberle, writer, director, producer, has been living in Cambodia for the past 10 years and has made numerous films in the country. Marc Eberle has previously directed documentaries for HBO, BBC, ARTE, NDR, WDR, SWR, BR, MDR, ZDF and Discovery Channel in Oman, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. His documentary, The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos, was screened at over twelve international film festivals and was nominated for the Golden Panda at Sichuan intl. Film Festival, China; the History Makers’ Award, New York; the North German Film Award; and the Banff World Television Award, Canada. So far, the film has been sold to 25 countries worldwide. His most recent documentary (camera and co-direction with Angus Macqueen) Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice was shown on BBC2 in September 2012. His most recent film titled The Cambodian Space Project–Not Easy Rock'n'Roll on singer Srey Thy, shot over 5 years and co-produced by BBC Storyville and ABC Australia will be released late 2014/ early 2015.

Starting January 2012 Marc has been appointed Artistic Director for DocNet South East Asia, a regional training initiative funded by
the EU and Goethe Institute with masterclasses in Indonesia, The Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. As part of
the project Marc plans, curates and oversees the implementation of ChopShots, international Documentary Filmfestival held in

Marc Eberle
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