This Little Land of Mines

About the Film

This Little Land of Mines is an independent feature documentary premiering in 2019. It’s about the resilience of the Lao people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded ordnance (UXO) that the United States dropped during the Vietnam War era. Most Americans have no idea the United States was involved in Laos because it was entirely covert. The US bombing of Laos spanned three US presidents and was the largest covert CIA operation in US history. Why we recommend it: Through heart touching interviews, striking cinematography, and cathartic stories, This Little Land of Mines

The Director or Producer

Erin McGoff

Erin is an award-winning NYC-based director, documentary filmmaker & editor who loves to tell nuanced stories grounded in journalism that challenge perspectives and create empathy, sparking positive change.

Upon graduating from American University (Film & Marketing), she received the AU SoC Woman of the Year Award and an International Reporting Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center to support her debut feature film, This Little Land of Mines, which was picked up for international distribution.

Erin also has several short documentaries, New York is Silent (Pulitzer Center), Southern Sustainability, and Darrouzett, TX (PBS Reel South). As an editor, creator, and/or director, she has worked with clients like Google, National Geographic, Capital One, Ogilvy, Hilton, and Under Armour.

In addition to being a filmmaker, Erin is also a TikTok creator with over 2 million followers. Her content niches include career advice, film industry, new york city, and life advice/personal development.

Recently, she won three Silver Telly Awards (Editing, Documentary, and Social Impact), the Clio Prize for Visualizing History/Advancement for Women in Film, an Impact Doc Award, and Best Director at DOC LA.

Erin currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Michael, and puppy-dog, Olive. She is currently directing a docuseries.

Erin McGoff