Ecocide: A strategy of war

United States, 1981

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This film looks at the aftermaths of the wars in Vietnam and Laos in terms of their effects on the ordinary peasant people who now face the enormous task of rebuilding their lives with primitive and limited resources. Shows how the dropping of daisy bombs from B-52s, and the spraying chemical herbicides caused massive destruction to the rural environment. Photographed and narrated by Dr E.W. Pfeiffer. Audio reports from the war zone recorded by Dr Pfeiffer and Dr A.H. Westing. B-52 scenes from “Year of the Tiger” written by Dr Pfeiffer with the help of Dr Westing.

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Green Mountain Post Films



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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Laos

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Agent Orange

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Airplanes, Military

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Bombing, Aerial

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Chemical warfare

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Environmental aspects

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War and society

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → War - Environmental aspects


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

History → History

Places → Laos

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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