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Lost Tribes of Burma

Jana Markova
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011
Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road, Mid Levels

Drinks (cash bar) as from 6.30 pm, lecture starts 7.30 pm

RGS HK and LRC members HK$100, non members HK$150

Jana Markova lectures on "The Lost Tribes of Burma " , her 20year quest to find, study, film and protect the hill tribes of Burma, together with her own portrait of one of Asia's most fascinating countries. She introduces Burma and its incomparable glories, including Rangoon, Mandalay and Pagan, together with a description of the life, culture, history and geography of the country.

The talk includes her film "The Exotic Hill Tribes of Burma ". This awardwinning film portrays the peoples of the Golden Triangle, especially from the Chinese and Thai border regions of Burma. Among them are peoples such as the Enn and Loi, some of the vanishing ethnic groups of Burma. Some of tribes are shown for the first time in film. The film also shows her treks to find the headhunters of NagaLand in the western part of Burma, near the Indian Border, also filmed for the first time. Following the film, Ms Markova speaks further about the tribes of Burma, before leading a discussion on the country and its peoples.

Jana Markova hails from Germany where she worked for German television networks ARD and ZDF. She became one of Germany's most famous producers, with more than a hundred documentary films on topics around the world to her name. In 1993, she made her first trip to Burma and has since become a world expert on the country and has made eleven documentary films.

In 1996, she was the first Westerner to discover the Kekku temple complex in the Shan Mountains in the eastern part of Burma, today one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. She also was the first Westerner to visit Samkar in the, until then, unknown south part of Lake Inle and subsequently worked for several to open this region of the Shan State for sustainable tourism. In 2000, she produced the first film in the NorthWest of Burma about the head hunters of NagaLand. Ms Markova lectures worldwide on the peoples of Burma.

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