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.
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 Biwako Khiriwong
Tasik Chini Kali Code
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
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.
Justine Vaz, Narumol Aphinives.
2014. Areca Books.
Softcover, 24cm x 22.2cm, 372 pages
Over 470 colour photographs