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Asian Environmental Documentaries

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This complete collection of documentaries bring viewers into the heart of ecological challenges faced by Asia’s endangered natural habitats and the struggle of local communities to counter man-made and natural disasters.

Features:
Box set of 3 DVD
6  Full-length documentaries
Run time:  400 minutes
Aspect ratio 16:9 full screen, Dolby Digital  5.1

Documentaries:
Cross Currents, Kali Code, Tasik Chini, Biwako, Khiriwong, Batanes

License type:

Individual license RM160/US$50

allows for individual sharing of the documentaries, but not duplication of the DVDs or course notes.

Site license RM645/US$200

allows for duplication of the DVDs for use at a single corporate site, or for making a DVD available on a local area network.

Individual bundle RM220/US$67.50

DVD box set (individual license) + companion book:

Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment and Change Across Asia.

Site bundle RM706/US$215.60

DVD box set (site license) + companion book:

Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment and Change Across Asia.
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Product Description

Asian Environmental Documentaries

6 Full-Length Documentaries on ecological challenges faced by Asia’s endangered natural habitats and the struggle of local communities to counter man-made and natural disasters.

Beautifully shot in Batanes (Philippines), Biwako (Japan), Kali Code (Indonesia), Khiriwong (Thailand) and Tasik Chini (Malaysia) by multiple award wining director, Nick Deocampo.

BATANES Country Documentary (Teaser) from Center For new Cinema on Vimeo.

CROSS CURRENTS: JOURNEY TO ASIAN ENVIRONMENTS (TRAILER) from Center For new Cinema on Vimeo.

BIWAKO Country Documentary (Teaser) from Center For new Cinema on Vimeo.

A total of six documentaries with run time up to 400 minutes. The series comes in a box set of 3 DVDs.

Documentaries are well narrated with ever-changing shots of
awe-inspiring Asian scenery

Produced in 16:9 full screen and Dolby Digital  5.1 for pleasant viewing.

Witness sacred rituals and trades of Asia’s indigenous communities.
Follow their silent struggle with environmental threats.

A product of three years production, this series of digital documentaries transports its viewers to ecological sites in Asia:

Batanes: A Documentary on the Environment in the Philippines     Biwako: A Documentary on the Environment in Japan     KHIRIWONG:: A Documentary on the Environment in Thailand

            Batanes                                      Biwako                                 Khiriwong

TASIK CHINI: A Documentary on the Environment in Malaysia     Kali Code: A Documentary on the Environment in Indonesia

         Tasik Chini                           Kali Code  

 

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Central to the study of the region’s environments is the discovery of how communities develop indigenous ways to respond to environmental challenges. Two stand out as notable responses: Spirituality and Community Action. Studying the community initiatives made by five characters facing the brunt of nature’s calamities, lessons are drawn from their local wisdom, initiatives and experiences–both successes and failures–which can be shared with the wider public towards developing better responses in the future. The documentary series includes one full-length documentary embodying all the sites titled

Companion book:

 Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment and Change Across Asia

ACROSS ASIA, people are coming to terms with the impacts of globalization and its accompanying social, economic, and environmental transformations. This compelling study examines biocultural diversity – the ways different communities interact with their surroundings, drawing upon local knowledge, shared values, and cultural heritage as they negotiate change. In an ambitious and pathbreaking regional research project, some of Asia’s leading public intellectuals visited five communities – Kali Code (Indonesia), Tasik Chini (Malaysia), Biwako (Japan), Batanes (The Philippines) and Khiriwong (Thailand) – in order to better understand local responses to  contemporary challenges. Through analytical essays, personal reflections, poetry, music and dance – and beautifully illustrated throughout by powerful images – Living Landscapes, Connected Communities encourages us to  broaden our understandings of people’s changing relationship with nature to encompass essential elements of spirituality, identity, belonging, and wellbeing. With all their complexity and creativity, each of these communities has something meaningful to convey about the human-environment connection and the common threads linking people across the region. 

RM80

Justine Vaz, Narumol Aphinives.
2014. Areca Books.
Softcover, 24cm x 22.2cm, 372 pages
Over 470 colour photographs
ISBN: 9789675719110

 

Additional Information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 19.1 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm