November 28, 2012

Culture in Change - Akha People of Northern Laos

Film by:  Martin Gronemeyer, 2004.  Posted by:  LazyCaruzoe via Youtube

A fascinating look into the lives of the Akha ethnic minority group in Laos who live in the mountains.  It's a look at their way of life, farming, dealing with opium addicts, medical health improvement, opinions on moving to the lowlands, etc.  And surprisingly they have a belief that giving birth to twin babies is a sign of something bad - though that belief is changing.

A film by Martin Gronemeyer
Narrated by Rachel Clarke
Produced by Dr. Jens Kallabinski, Lao - German Program for Rural Development in Mountainous Areas of Northern Lao PDR
For GTZ/ GIZ 2004

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