The World’s Vegetable Garden

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The World’s Vegetable Garden


Mekong Alive: Episode 3

Length: 52’ – Ratio: 16/9 – Format: Full HD 1920-1080 50i – Available versions: English, French, German – Each film is a stand-alone, independent from the other documentaries of the portfolio.

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The film will deal with the vast farming lands that the waters of the river irrigate throughout the year and more particularly in the South where the plains naturally become nourishing fields. It is a basin covering over 2,5 million square kilometres giving life to an utmost important “green” industry: the children of this agriculture are of course called rice, but also fruits, vegetables and flowers.

The most impressive beneficiaries of the river’s lavishness are the orchids and the lotuses. All along the Southern part of the course of the stream, the climate is very warm and favourable to the production of a large diversity of fruits. They are sold on the great market of Bangkok or, in a more traditional way, on the boats of the numerous floating markets. Also the climate of the Mekong region is ideal for rice growing. Farming methods are different according to the various countries and ethnic groups.

We will witness rice picking -Vietnam and Thailand-, producing of organic fruits –Thailand- and also horticulture in China and Thailand. The latter is one of the most important exporter of orchids, over 70 % of the world production. China grows all sorts of flowers and most of the big flower markets also work all night. Modernity and mass production are almost everywhere, as can be noticed in the gigantic flower market in Dounan, China, a miracle of a digital auction place. But in Can Tho City, in Vietnam, we will also follow the steps of a fruit seller working on one of the many floating markets where most of the deals have kept a human size.

Additional information

Weight80 g
Dimensions10 × 130 × 185 mm

52 mins