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Memory of gold, memory of silk

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  00:51:00  2001  Color  Sound

Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith, a descendant of the vice-royal branch of the former monarchy of Luang Prabang in Laos, was initiated from childhood onward into the arts of the royal court and especially into embroidery with gold thread, which was one of its chief ornaments. The embroiderer bears witness to the technical and symbolic richness of his art and to his dual struggle both to preserve a unique heritage and to rebuild his own life in exile, through this work of memory.

Author : CHORON-BAIX Catherine (Lab, Anthropologie urbaine, UPR CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Director : CHORON-BAIX Catherine (Lab, Anthropologie urbaine, UPR CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of many close-up on the embroideries.
Live sound interviews and voice over. Musical illustration.
Date of broadcasting24/05/2008 (Cinaps TV)
Rediffusions2008/06/01 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/12 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/15 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/20 (Cinaps TV)   2008/08/30 (Cinaps TV)   2008/09/02 (Cinaps TV)  


Ethnology Asia



Technical Sheet
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original SupportDV
VersionFrench ; English
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP ; DV Cam
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