Globalisation may be bringing economic prosperity to cities, but what is the impact on the rural way of life? As tourism flourishes with a growing middle class in China, how will our cultural values evolve?
Sun Nov 13, 2016
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Melissa Leong, Borneo Eco Film Fest
Serene Chng, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia
Kounila Keo, WhenInPhnomPenh.com
On Borrowed Time
‘On Borrowed Time’, launched in conjunction with World Tiger Day 2011, trains a spotlight on the poaching crisis in Belum-Temengor, a forest complex in northern Peninsular Malaysia, and calls for the problem to be put on the national agenda by WWF-Malaysia and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia.
Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice
When an isolated village in rural Laos reachable only by boat, becomes a backpacker destination the influx of tourists disrupts the local population. While the backpackers are in search of an authentic traditional experience, the inhabitants seek the income and other amenities the west has to offer. The two worlds meet at the crossroads of their opposite desires; the one longing for authenticity, the other for modernity.