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South Korea's sea women


In South Korea, female divers called the haenyeo have been scouring the seas for food for more than 1,000 years. Yet today's sea women are ageing, and there's a dearth of new divers. Jack Barton traveled to Jeju island to meet some of its oldest haenyeo and looked into efforts to stop their tradition from dying.

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South Korea's sea women


In South Korea, female divers called the haenyeo have been scouring the seas for food for more than 1,000 years. Yet today's sea women are ageing, and there's a dearth of new divers. Jack Barton traveled to Jeju island to meet some of its oldest haenyeo and looked into efforts to stop their tradition from dying.

 

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SOUTH KOREA'S SEA WOMEN CREDITS

 

REPORTER: JACK BARTON

EDITOR/CAMERAMAN: JACK BARTON

TRANSLATOR:  HYUNSOOK KONG

MUSIC: JACK BARTON

 

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Thailand's displaced sea gypsies


Seafaring tribes long inhabited the waters of Thailand and its neighbors, Myanmar and Malaysia. But modernization and the 2004 tsunami pushed many sea gypsies out of their traditional dwelling place. Even in their new homes on land, however, they are being driven out by a booming tourist trade and property development. Tony Cheng shows the conditions of the Moken people of Surin, Thailand, who are holding on to their way of life and resisting the waves of change despite the challenges of living in a modern world.

Thailand's displaced sea gypsies


Seafaring tribes long inhabited the waters of Thailand and its neighbors, Myanmar and Malaysia. But modernization and the 2004 tsunami pushed many sea gypsies out of their traditional dwelling place. Even in their new homes on land, however, they are being driven out by a booming tourist trade and property development. Tony Cheng shows the conditions of the Moken people of Surin, Thailand, who are holding on to their way of life and resisting the waves of change despite the challenges of living in a modern world.

 

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displaced sea gypsies of thailand CREDITS

 

 

Producer/Translators: Phakarat Ryn Jirenuwat/Puchara Sandford/Ying Panyapon

Cameraman/Editor: Florian Witulski

Correspondent: Tony Cheng

 

 

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A piece of China in Central Asia


More than a century ago, their ancestors fled western China and settled in Central Asia. But through the years, the Donggan ethnic group managed to keep their Chinese traditions alive. As Han Peng reports from a Donggan community in Kyrgyzstan, the ongoing revival of the Silk Road trade route is linking them closer to their Chinese roots

A piece of China in Central Asia


More than a century ago, their ancestors fled western China and settled in Central Asia. But through the years, the Donggan ethnic group managed to keep their Chinese traditions alive. As Han Peng reports from a Donggan community in Kyrgyzstan, the ongoing revival of the Silk Road trade route is linking them closer to their Chinese roots

 

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kyrgyzstan's donggan people CREDITS

 

 

CORRESPONDENT/WRITER: Han Peng

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Zhou Ke/ Yang Bin

TRANSLATOR: Xia Qiu