Mekong examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizen’s lives. It features stories of Mekong Citizen’s up and down the river, from fishers on the Tonle Sap, activists still fighting at the Pak Mun dam in Thailand, to a vice minister from Laos convinced he can build the region’s most “river-transparent” dam. Shot in four countries, it includes footage of China’s Mekong [Lancang] dams, as well as on-site footage of the controversial Xayaburi dam in Laos.
Media Release:Mekong River Development Needs Greater Transparency
The film is directed and produced by Douglas Varchol and funded by CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food, IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Film website at: www.mekongcitizen.org
Here you can find:
- Information about the film
- Out-takes from the film,
- three thematic short films (A river and its dams, fish biodiversity and life on the lower Sesan)
- Events where it will be shown