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Mekong, the Mother. Mekong

2000, 30 min, DVD, English, Director: Peter Degen
The importance of the Mekong to the people of the river basin is demonstrated as fishermen, boat captains and other ordinary people tell of their livelihoods, their beliefs and their love for the river. The film stresses the need for cooperation to ensure the health of the river and the economic well-being of people in the river basin.
South East Asian countries, 51 min, DVD, English, Director: Douglas Varchol
Introduced by filmmaker Douglas Varchol.
This film features stories of Mekong citizens upstream and down, from fishermen on the Tonle Sap and activists still fighting against the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, to a vice minister from Laos convinced he can build the region's most “river-transparent” dam. Filmed in four countries and four languages, it includes footage of China's Mekong (Lancang) dams, as well as on-site footage of the controversial Xayaburi Dam in Laos.
Tickets for the films $7/$4 at

Event begins at 5:30PM

Categories: Film, Discussion

Event Venue

Goethe Institut Washington

812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington DC , DC 20001-3718
  • Friday, March 22, 2013

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