ha long

Ha Long

And she did it yet again! After balineros and mecaniqueros my old army course of studies buddy Joanna Michna has left the Americas and did a movie in the north of Vietnam, called “Ha Long Bay’s floating hamlets”:

Especially in February Ha Long Bay feels very mystical. Between wafts of mist bizarre rocks tower above the water. According to a legend at this very place an enormous dragon once defended the humans against intruders. During the battle his tail divided the land, the remains then got surrounded by water. That way about 2000 little islands were created—most of them uninhabited or uninhabitable. Nevertheless approximately 1600 people have settled in the area. They are living in floating hamlets and live by and on the sea. The movie accompanies a young couple struggling to build a home and an existence in Ha Long Bay’s swimming villages.

In addition to the documentary’s homepage a making of and the transcript are online as well [everything in German]. The movie will be aired on 29 July 2006 at 21:35h. Tune your TV-set to Germany’s high-quality channel arte.

Ha Long

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