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Laos [electronic resource]: Culture, Development, and Heritage Protection

System TV (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In Luang Prabang, amidst the customary begging of Buddhist monks and the irksome giddiness of camera-wielding tourists, history lies waiting on street after street of traditional architecture. This program takes viewers into the heart of the Laotian city, where builders and bureaucrats contest the fate of land, houses, and public structures while traditional artisans and architects work to preserve an ancient heritage. Highlighting cooperation between the city planning office and French investment programs, the film examines the impact of illegal construction, colonialism, and new building regulations on the cultural landscape. A renovated hospital, a roof tile production center, and wetland development are among several specific topics.
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Run Time
28 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 04, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Culture, Development, and Heritage Protection
Sustainable Development: The World Challenge
Sustainable development, the world challenge
  • Cradle of Laos Culture (3:01)
  • Laos: World Heritage Site (2:39)
  • Protected Area of Laos (3:12)
  • World Heritage Site Rules (2:51)
  • Pond Restoration Project (3:07)
  • Effects of Tourism on Laos Heritage Preservation (2:55)
  • World Heritage Status Helps Development (2:54)
  • Two Side of Tourism in Laos (3:22)
  • Tourism Puts Pressure on Heritage (2:53)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
  • 41968s Films Media Group
  • 41971 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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