Documentary series

Somewhere on Earth

40 x 52' and 40 x 26'
Since 2009
France 5

Season 3


Producer - Dominique PIPAT
Director - Laurent CADORET
Photography - Jean-Christophe CHENEAU
Editor - Véronique MAISON
Sound Mixing - Christophe ROBERT
Narrator - Jerry DI GIACOMO
Graphics - Alexis MARTINEZ
Journalist - Anne VIRY-BABEL
Production Coordinator - Framboise ROYER-JACQUIER
Original Music - Christophe HENROTTE
Post Production - Transatlantic Vidéo / Ludovic de MAISTRE

Summary :

Somewhere on Earth is heading to Asia, to discover Laos.

Leua, an itinerant vendor, spends part of each year traveling with his family on the Upper Mekong near the borders of China, Burma and Thailand. He knows this mythic river inside and out. Pheng is also an inveterate traveler but he sets out for the most remote corners of the country at the wheel of his old army truck. Pheng, who practices meditation, is progressing on the path of wisdom that all Buddhists dream of traveling.

A thousand km to the south, near the Cambodian border, are the Khone Phapheng Falls, the largest in Southeast Asia. Sohane is a fisherman, a very dangerous profession. Working above these turbulent waters, he places his life in the hands of the spirits of the Mekong.