Sarah Naataanii, Tahnibaa Naataanii and Winter Rose Hoskie.
An artist exchange, from the four corners in the S-W of the US to a landlocked Laos surrounded by five countries.
Filmed and edited by Adri Berger, Camera assistance by Dara Phatammavong, Soundtrack by Michael Bishop
Confluence is where two rivers meet, in this case the Mekong and Khan rivers in Luang Prabang.
When the water levels, after the rains during the wet season, slowly go down it’s time to pick up the nets and go fishing.
Enjoy the scenery!
Filmed and Edited by Adri Berger
The Asiatic Black Bear under threat of extinction!
Not far from Luang Prabang you can find an Asiatic black bear rescue centre set up by Free the Bears fund. In this short film we show the centre and through interviews with Jude Osborne and Jane Clegg find out more about this organisation and the plight of this animal. The centre is very close to Tat Kuang Si waterfalls, one of the beauty spots near Luang Prabang
A project supported and managed by Friends Without A Border together with the Luang Prabang Medical Department. The hospital is being build on the grounds of the provincial hospital and is expected to open it’s doors early in 2015. The film was made to be shown during the annual gala dinner in April 2014 to raise money in support of medical care in SE Asia.
The film was shot and edited by Adri Berger
Special thanks to Friends Without A Border!
For donations please visit the website: www.fwab.org
This film shows the work by the Red Cross in Laos supporting volunteers in the Northern region of the country.
Filmed and Directed by Adri Berger
Edited by Dara Phattamavong
Special thanks to:
Somchit and Wendy from the Lao Red Cross office
Monika from the Swiss Red Cross
and to all participants in the film
The US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
Since 2001 the AFCP has provided support to more than 800 cultural projects in more than 125 countries. This years fund included two projects in Luang Prabang, the final phase of the restoration of Wat Xieng Thong and the second phase of the preservation and conservation of the Lao National Museum collection.
The US Embassy decided to set up an exhibition showing the variety of projects they have supported in Laos since 2001. The exhibition is set up in the National Musuem in Luang Prabang until February 16, 2014.
We were involved in creating videos, stills and setting up the exhibition in the space.
The longer film is shown as part of the exhibition and the shorter film was made as a promo film for the AFCP, creating more awareness about this fund.
AFCP film shown in the exhibition in the National Museum in Luang Prabang
For the last three years the organisation World Volunteer has been active in Northern Laos building schools and lodges from adobe bricks.
They bring people to these places to built structures in this case an ecolodge. After handing over the lodge the income generated from this becomes part of a village fund helping to increase the standard of living in the village.
Below one film showing a group of corporate leaders from DATACOM, a company from New Zealand with branches in other countries too. I also made a short 1 minute promo to give a flavour of the environment and the work the people undertake, and ofcourse showing how much fun it is too, despite all the hard work. Then the third film shows schools with students from both Sweden and Germany.
Films directed by Adri Berger
Edited by Dara Patthamavong
DATACOM in action
1 minute promo for World Volunteer
Students at work and play
As part of introducing better social care and insurances the ILO (International Labour Organisation) is assisting the Lao government with this process. Part of the work is to create media material and I was involved in creating a small library of images the ILO can use for campaigns and to illustrate their different media output material like web pages, reports and other publications. Below just a few samples of the hundreds of images we supplied taken in rural areas as well as garment factories, restaurants and other places.