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The Resource Children of the seven-headed snake, directed by Didier Fassio for Ampersand, (electronic resource)

Children of the seven-headed snake, directed by Didier Fassio for Ampersand, (electronic resource)

Label
Children of the seven-headed snake
Title
Children of the seven-headed snake
Statement of responsibility
directed by Didier Fassio for Ampersand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the kingdom of Cambodia the pace of life has always been determined by the Tonle Sap, which is both a river and a huge lake. Its waters abound with fish and its flooding supports the rice crop, so essential to the peasants. Cambodians say that the Tonle Sap contains a respected yet feared divinity: the sacred Naga, a giant seven- headed snake which they must honor on important holidays. One such occasion is the Water Celebration, when thousands of farmers come with their families to enjoy the boat races as well as to barter their rice for the fish which will feed their families for months to come. After the races, the "genies of protection" must be satisfied, granting the participants and their families safe passage back to their villages and a productive year. The genies are supernatural beings of animist origin which have haunted Cambodians for millennia, dating back to times before Buddhism. This colorful film also explores other areas bordering the Tonle Sap, one of which is the world-renowned Angkor Wat, where the Khmer civilization thrived eight centuries ago. The documentary provides a remarkable picture of a country that endured political upheaval and genocide, yet renewed itself by reconnecting with its ancient beliefs and traditions
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fassio, Didier
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cambodia
  • Tonle Sap (Cambodia : Lake)
Target audience
general
Label
Children of the seven-headed snake, directed by Didier Fassio for Ampersand, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650430
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650430/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209912
  • (OCoLC)747798330
Video recording format
other
Label
Children of the seven-headed snake, directed by Didier Fassio for Ampersand, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650430
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650430/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209912
  • (OCoLC)747798330
Video recording format
other

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