Burma & Cambodia Lands of Conflict
Two of the lesser-known Asian countries, have two things in common: a history of political tyranny that continues to this day and astonishing remnants of historical cultures. They also have resilient people of great charm and strength who are the best hope for their future.
BURMA – The Golden Land Mingalarbar is both a word of welcome and a wish for good fortune.
This single word best indicates the inherent nature of the people;not only to offer hospitality, but to wish you well. With traditions deeply rooted in the loving kindness philosophy of Buddhism, the creed the Burmese live by is heart-felt goodwill to friends and strangers alike. For many years, Burma disappeared behind a wall of self-isolation, and only recently did they once again open her doors to the outside world, revealing the country’s culture and ecology almost untouched and unspoiled.
With a diversity of terrain, Myanmar has something to offer at all times of the year. To this day, Burma remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world;a land of breathtaking beauty and charm, offering all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country. This up-to-date film explores the current cry for democracy from its people who have endured 20 years of dictator/military junta suppression. Welcome to Burma, the golden land of pagodas, with a wish for your good fortune.
CAMBODIA- The Land of Angkor
The story of modern Cambodia is a dark one, steeped in bloodshed and tragedy. Phnom Penh is its capital;it has a French look about it, with wide boulevards and avenues, colonial-era French architecture, and roundabouts;this era ended with The Killing Fields that brought four years of ethnic cleansing and doom for her people.
Today, the people are rebuilding their lives. In Siem Reap, it has been a thousand years since the god-kings of Angkor built their vast empire, and Cambodians still strive to recapture a silver of their ancestor’s glory. The breath-taking temples of Angkor have survived the wars and are on the UNESCO Heritage Sites and Wonders of the World lists.