Over the last few months we have been working on a film incorporating interviews with local people to create a ‘window’ on Luang Prabang in Laos from a different perspective. Many visitors see the traditional arts and culture of Luang Prabang when they buy souvenirs, go to a show or visit museums. However they don’t often get to see how these traditions are kept alive by the people who work as local artisans and in small village industries. This film goes behind the scenes and depicts a vital part of life in Luang Prabang. We created simple ‘moving’ portraits of the people who are the heartbeat of this small heritage town in SE Asia.
Direction and Photography by Adri Berger
Creative direction by Paul Bloxham
To read more about how the drawings were done, click here.
Additional steadicam work by Rob van Gelder
Music by Michael Bishop
Offline editor: KA Xiong
Online editor: Adri Berger
We recorded some behind the scenes material while we were in Ban Paklueng. This is the village where we filmed the harvesting of khaiphan or riverweed.