Rivers of Our Time The Red River Vietnam
Vietnam''s famed water puppet performances originated from the Red River Delta. These performances recall the lifestyle of the Red River people, which is now threatened by the surging Vietnamese economy. This program examines the life of the sand miners who extract sand from the riverbed. For the sand miners, their seemingly simple routine ensures that the riverbed remains deep enough for the passage of bigger trade vessels—and keeps the cost of sand low for the development of their country.