Directed by Parlourwood’s Hedley Dindoyal and Stuart Ryan. Produced by Parlourwood and Gareth Carter.
On Safer Ground is a documentary following a team of football mad teenagers from Laos, the most heavily bombed country on earth, as they travel to The Gothia Youth World Cup 2010 in Sweden. This adventure fulfils the boys dream to fly on a plane and get their first ever glimpse of the sea. No one knew the tragedy that would unfold making the trip even more poignant and meaningful. This film documents their journey on and off the pitch in Sweden as they win over hearts and minds and deal with being the first Laos football team ever to play outside of Asia.
On Safer Ground premiered at the Luang Prabang film festival in 2012 and had preview screening in London 2012.
The film now has a global distribution.