In December 2015 the historic town of Luang Prabang will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Working closely with the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane we are producing a set of 4 short promos and also a longer form film showing parts of the amazing cultural heritage of Luang Prabang. Through the AFCP (The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation) ten projects in Luang Prabang, including the restoration of Wat Xieng Thong, the restoration of Artifacts at Wat Visoun, the conservation of Buddhist archives and many more have received support from the U.S.
1 minute promo with Voice Over
Film by Adri Berger
Friends Without A Border: More in depth information about the plans for the up coming year including some material of the Grand Opening that took place on February the 11th, 2015.
Film by Adri Berger
AN ELEPHANT CARAVAN TO SAVE ASIAN ELEPHANTS
Laos has been known as the “Land of a Million Elephants” for generations. Today, however, there are less than 900 elephants remaining in the country. The future of Asia’s largest land mammal, as well as the people who have cared for them for generations, has reached a crisis point. If elephants die out, not only does it mean the loss of a wonderful creature, but the end of an age-old culture as well.
Eight months from now, an elephant caravan will begin its journey across northern Laos: 12 elephants will spend six weeks travelling 630 kilometers, making stops at 46 villages.
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