The Mekong: Grounds of Plenty

Monday, October 22, 2012

This 2011 documentary film is the story of about the wild capture fisheries of the Mekong River and how its rich ecosystem helps feed and support the livelihoods of millions of people across Southeast Asia.  By interviewing fisher folk, farmers and business people in 30 different locations, the film illustrates how fish from the Mekong River are caught, sold, cooked and consumed by the people of the Mekong region and how the natural capital of the river remains vital for their food and livelihoods. 

The full feature is 47 minutes with English sub-titles. It was produced by the Mekong Program on Water, Environmental and Resilience (M-POWER), Unit for Social and Environmental Research (USER), and International Rivers.