In Vietnam, the first lunar month, which begins on the night of Tet (Lunar New Year), is dedicated to visiting places of worship: temples and pagodas. Prayers and token items are offered in the hope of being granted health, economic and professional fortune as well as well-being for one’s family.
Campaign video for the International Day to End Impunity, 23 November 2012 - www.seapabkk.org Overview of impunity related incidents in 2012 in Southeast Asia Impunity can be broadly defined as non-accountability for actions that violate rights. This means individual perpetrators escape or are exempt from punishment or prosecution, perhaps due to the absence of rule of [...]
In India, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other parts of South and South East Asia, the leaves are chewed together in a wrapped package along with the areca nut (which, by association, is often inaccurately called ‘betel nut’) and mineral slaked lime (calcium hydroxide). Betel leaves are used as a stimulant, an antiseptic and breath-freshener.
Gud in Hanoi Prodotto da Sudestasiatico.com e PlanetNext.net in collaborazione con Y-Viet Connecting Countries e Ambasciata d’Italia in Vietnam. Musiche: The Dada Weatherman, ‘White Moon’ – The Chemical Brothers – Sakto, ‘Hiroshima Street’ (www.jamendo.com). Direzione e montaggio di Roberto Tofani. www.sudestasiatico.com – www.gud.it – www.planetnext.net
The project “Enhancing cultural continuance, economic prosperity and political participation of the indigenous people in the Lao Cai Province through the involvement of surrounding communities, local authorities and international actors” was implemented in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (March 2010 – April 2012). The project was implemented by Oxfam in co-operation with Sapa District Departments, mass [...]
E’ stato un martedì profondamente rosso a Bangkok, un martedì di sangue. Migliaia di cittadini, infatti, hanno donato il proprio sangue perchè venisse poi versato davanti alla sede del governo. L’estremo tentativo di ottenere la dissoluzione del parlamento. Un ”vero spreco” secondo la Croce Rossa Internazionale, che avrebbe fatto un uso sicuramente migliore delle migliaia [...]