Finchittida - Motherland - Teaser (2018)
Initially a jewellery label inspired by the founder's Laos-British heritage, Finchittida has evolved into a trailblazing brand that explores cross-cultural diversity with cutting edge fashion. We teamed up to produce a series of films to document their journey to Laos, exploring their inspirations including Buddhism, textiles & the culture which influences their designs & ethos.
Its almost unknown that Laos is the most bombed country per capita on earth as a result of the Vietnam war.
40 years since the end of the war, there are still unimaginable numbers of unexploded bombs left across rural parts of Laos, threatening the lives of men, women and children everyday. Their trip was also an opportunity for Finchittida to see & film the work of their beneficiary, MAG The Mines Advisory Group, in their work to defuse unexploded mines & bombs (UXO) across the country. A highlight, following 1 of the 7, all female bomb clearance teams as they defuse & explode UXO.
Camera, Director & Producer: Gavin Toomey
Editor: Natasha Wilkinson & Gavin Toomey
Executive Producers: Tida & Lisa Finch
Music: Gavin Toomey
Finchittida & Beautiful Train Productions Ltd. 2018