The Mekong River With Sue Perkins

The Mekong River With Sue Perkins

Part 3

Downloadable Video - 2014
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In this documentary series, Sue Perkins uncovers a region undergoing unprecedented change. As well as tackling hard-hitting social and environmental issues, Sue explores the lighter side of life on South East Asia's largest river, flowing 3,000 miles from the high peaks of the Himalayas through the Tibetan plateau, the canyons of Chinese Yunnan, and Vietnam's vast Mekong Delta. In Part 3, she discovers how Laos is opening to tourism and foreign investment-for better or for worse. A fisherman turned entrepreneur is profiting from backpackers; Xayaburi Dam construction will displace thousands of residents and effect millions downstream; Western spirituality tourists are corrupting Luang Prabang monks; and a casino in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone is benefiting Chinese developers, rather than the local economy. Despite modernization challenges, Sue finds that citizens are adapting to development with a distinct Laotian mindset.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , BBC Worldwide Ltd, , [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min. 7 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
BBC Worldwide Ltd.


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