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Laos movie industry begins to flower after decades of neglect

Local directors are creating critically acclaimed films despite limited resources

Filming in progress on "Say Nam Lai" (The River Flows), the first Lao-Japanese film, released in 2017

VIENTIANE -- In Laos, one of the poorest nations in the world, the local film industry is beginning to flower after decades of being virtually non-existent.

For years, the only films produced in this impoverished socialist country were government propaganda movies.

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