Webinar: A Closer Look at Laos: Through the Eyes of a Film Director and a Journalist
Date and Time: Jan 26, 2023 | 6:00 am-7:00 am Eastern Time
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The opener of the new season of A Closer Look takes us to Laos, Southeast Asia’s only landlocked country. But also, at least according to one celebrity chef, the top food destination of the world. CNN named the country one of the must-visit places for 2023.
The country is dealing with record high inflation though, at close to 40% in December 2022. Prime Minister Phankham resigned late last year, after only 24 months on the job – a record short time for Laos’ communist era. How are Laotians dealing with the country’s economic trouble? What keeps them busy, and what opportunities do they see for their future? Register to get the insights from pioneering Laotian film maker Mattie Do and journalist Manyphone Vongphachanh, in this webcast hosted by Noel Clehane.