The Mekong River With Sue Perkins

The Mekong River With Sue Perkins

Part 4

Downloadable Video - 2014
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In this documentary series, Sue Perkins uncovers a region undergoing unprecedented change. As well as tackling hard-hitting social and environmental issues, Sue explores the lighter side of life on South East Asia's largest river, flowing 3,000 miles from the high peaks of the Himalayas through the Tibetan plateau, the canyons of Chinese Yunnan, and Vietnam's vast Mekong Delta. In Part 4, on the final leg of her journey, she investigates how China's booming economy is affecting ethnic minorities in Yunnan Province and discovers an untouched landscape near the river's source in the Himalayas. She encounters Dai people profiting from Chinese tourism; meets a Chinese medicine doctor responding to increased demand for traditional herbs; speaks with a Catholic Tibetan man who survived religious persecution during the Cultural Revolution, and stays with a Buddhist yak herding family that views the river as sacred.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , BBC Worldwide Ltd, , [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min. 4 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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