Treasures of the Mekong
Directed by Yi Luyheng, Chan Shynat, Pan Vongvichet, 14min, 2022, Khmer Version with English Subtitles
In Stung Treng province, part of the Mekong River is a designated Ramsar site, a wetland that is of international importance. This beautiful habitat with unique rocky mountains and flooded forests is crucial to the survival of many species of animals and the local people. Today, animals like dolphins go extinct and many flooded forests have died, making fishing as a source of living for the locals more difficult. Therefore, some people earn extra income from tourism, but ecotourism also depends on the resources and natural beauty of the area. How can they live, when the Mekong River experiences such drastic changes?