Item Details

Burma [electronic resource]: In the Garden of the Crying Buddha

German United Distributors
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Renamed Myanmar by its ruling junta, Burma is one of the world's poorest nations due to decades of iron-fisted military control and despite its valuable natural resources and priceless national treasures. This program presents an intriguing glimpse of Burmese life, ranging from washing the sacred Buddha at the Maha Muni Pagoda and the initiation of young Buddhist novices amid the ruins of Bagan to farming the amazing floating gardens of Lake Inle. Issues including Burma's 40-year civil war, the vital role of the railway and the cinema, and rampant smuggling are addressed as well.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
49 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 07, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
In the garden of the crying Buddha
Series
Asia in Transition: Culture, Politics, and Economics
Asia in Transition
Contents
  • Burma: WWII Jeeps Essential for Rough Roads (4:25)
  • Irrawaddy River Town (2:28)
  • Burmese Railway: Burmese Lifeline (4:58)
  • Truck Traffic on the Burma Road to Mandalay (3:29)
  • Sacred Pagodas of Burma (4:45)
  • Burma's Natural Resources (1:30)
  • Burma's Historic Cities and Traditions (7:03)
  • Burma's Floating Gardens of Lake Inle (4:44)
  • Burma's Capital: Rangoon (4:12)
  • Importance of Cinema in Burma (1:38)
  • Rangoon Dockworkers and Rangoon Harbor (4:53)
  • Ledo Road at the Thai Border (2:35)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1998.
Publisher no.
  • 10109s Films Media Group
  • 10113 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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