HPA2011 Mass for Liberating Soul from Tomb (B’Thi)

June 17, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Mass for Liberating Soul from Tomb (B'Thi)-01 Mass for Liberating Soul from Tomb (B’Thi) is taken place annually after ending of the rainy season. According to the concept of ethnic minority groups in GiaLai-KonTum, people have their souls; souls turn into ghosts when they die. Only after doing “B’Thi” can the dead be liberated. By Quoc Nguyen

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HPA2006 Medical Cupping in China

June 13, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern

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HPA2011 Dragon Dance- A Mid-Autumn Folk of Pubei County

June 12, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Dragon Dance- A Mid-Autumn Folk of Pubei County-01 In every Mid-Autumn Festival, the residents of Lemin Town produce one dragon in east, south, west and north streets respectively. The dragon is made by bamboo as its bones, bound with banana leaf, and stuck with the bamboo tubes, which are filled with inflammable cotton. In the evening, after worship,

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HPA2011 The Sun Buddha Day of Muya Zang

June 11, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

The Sun Buddha Day of Muya Zang-08 Muya Tibetan people hold Sun Buddha Day on each November 15 in lunar calendar. On this day, after one year hard work, all the villagers gather in front of the “East Basile” (Tangkar) statue to celebrate harvest, pray for good weather and good harvest next year. By Liu Nankang (China)

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HPA2011 Sepak Takrow in Laos

June 11, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Sepak Takrow in Laos-3 Sepak Takraw originated in South-East Asia. It is similar to volleyball, but different in that it is played with the feet, not with the hands. It began around the 15th century in Thailand, and boys used to stand in a circle, kicking a ball made of interlaced rattan. In 1866

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HPA2004 Brokers at a Pig Market

June 09, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Brokers at a Pig Market-1 In rural Henan, there are many open air markets where farmers sell or buy baby pigs. Experienced brokers help settle a deal quickly and fairly. They also serve as consultants for farmers unsure about how to choose the right pigs they want. By Zhang Huibin (China) HPA2004 Documentary Award Place:

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HPA2011 Honey Hunting

June 06, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Honey Hunting-10 Honey hunting operation under the Satkhira, Bangladesh range of the Sundarban forest begins on 1st April for three month long.  More than 1000 honey hunters known as “Mawals” join the honey collecting operation every year.  About 1,20,000 kilograms of honey and 30,000 kilograms of beeswax would be collected from the

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HPA2011 The Jungle Life of the Mentawai

June 05, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Life in the Mentawai Jungle-1 The Mentawai people live in the dense remote rainforest of Siberut Island, off the coast of Padang in West Sumatra. Traditional clans on this remote tropical isle have been long resisted cultural assimilation and their lifestyle has been unchanged for generations. By Muhammad Fadli (Indonesia) HPA2011 Nomination Award Time: May,

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HPA2011 The Hill of Crosses

June 04, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

The Hill of Crosses-08 Nowadays it’s hard to say when the first crosses were built on this hill. It is believed that the answer lies back in the 19th century, when people came here praying for health, for those who live or for those who died in battles for the liberty. It became the

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HPA2011 Very Old Traditions in Guadalajara, Spain

June 03, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

Very Old Traditions in Guadalajara, Spain-01 This is an overview of very old traditions that have been conserved in the little villages from Guadalajara (Spain). Most of them come from the middle age. By Jesus Maria Fontecha Martinez (Spain) HPA2011 Documentary Award Time: 2007-2011 Place: Guadalajara, Spain    

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