A filmmaking team from Thailand recently began to shot the first
scenes of a documentary featuring the daily life of Vietnamese people living on
the banks of the Mekong River. The footage will be aired in mid-June on Thai PBS
Television in a programme entitled The Rivers of Life.
"The programme aims to capture the most lively scenes of people's daily lives in
Southeast Asia and the Mekong River as a means to encourage more knowledge of
the river," said Peeyada Prasutsaengchan, head of the filmmaking team. "They
will have then the responsibility to preserve the river's resources and develop
its values," she added.
The one-hour programme has been shown every Friday at 10pm since April 13 of
this year. It can be watched on the internet at program.thaipbs.or.th/documentary
This filmmaking team had visited Vietnam several times before to make
documentary films all over the country. But this is the first time that
Prasutsaengchan has come to Vietnam .
"I am very impressed by the floating market in Soc Trang Province on the Mekong
River . It offers many occasions for people from different regions to meet and
exchange their goods," she said.
In her eyes, the Mekong Delta is like a "green dragon" full of vitality in the
"With its potentialities, the delta could soon become an attractive tourist
destination," she affirms.