Sabaidee Luang Phrabang," (Good Morning Luang Phrabang) is co-directed by a Thai, Sakchai Deenan, and Kiev-educated Laotian Anusorn Srisakda.
Pic takes place in Laos, from Pak Xe in the south to the capital of Vientienne and Luang Phrabang.
Since the 1990s, Lao have discreetly placed photos of Phetsarath on small Buddhist altars in numerous shops and houses, not only in Luang Phrabang but in other parts of the country as well.
While the Luang Phrabang Kingdom was administrated as a protectorate, the rest of Laos was ruled directly by the French either as a colony or as military territories.
If Siam had previously constituted the educational centre for members of the Luang Phrabang royal family, French colonialism gave rise to new educational pilgrimages.
In 1914, he joined the colonial administration as editor (redacteur) in the Office of Financial Management of the Kingdom of Luang Phrabang and then as a contractual editor (redacteur contractuel) in the Office of the Residence Superieure of Laos.
Phetsarath was clearly a man on the move; he most certainly did not remain cooped up in the royal palace in Luang Phrabang.
In 1917, with the backing of the young Prince, this precolonial practice was altered so that local civil servants could now be rotated among different districts in the same province--a policy already being followed in the Luang Phrabang Kingdom.
For him it was increasingly important and possible to conceive of an administratively unified Laos, one which would supersede the royal configurations of the Kingdoms of Luang Phrabang or Champasak and the military territories.
Three cities were seen as protected by the naga, Luang Phrabang
in the north, Viang Chan (Vientaine) in the center, and Champasak in the south.