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Title K'sai chivit : Threads of life / David A. Feingold, producer-director ; Television Kampuchea ; an Ophidian Films Ltd./TVK co-production for UNESCO
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (20 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary Explores the sacred art of Khmer silk weaving and the role it plays in the life of a young Cambodian woman, Um Lao. This ancient art was almost lost but orgnizations like UNESCO have set up training programs to revitalize the art. The film depicts the master weaver and his student as they weave and sell their cloth. The film also focuses on the social and psychological impact this has on Um Lao
Notes Documentary
Event Originally produced in 1994
Notes English narration; some dialogue in Cambodian with English voice-overs; title and credits also in Cambodian
Subject Silk industry -- Cambodia.
Silk weaving -- Cambodia.
Textile fabrics, Khmer.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Feingold, David A.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Ophidian Films Ltd.
Television Kampuchea.
Unesco.
Other Titles Threads of life