More than three decades ago, Amy Chanthaphavong's parents fled their home country of Laos. But, 35 years later, his daughter Amy made a life-changing decision. She left San Diego, California, for the small South East Asian country, intent on becoming part of its rapid economic development.

Filmmaker Cyrus Moussavi and Jacob Russell of Raw Music International travel around the former Burma, now Myanmar, searching for traditional music and the stories that come with these songs.

Thirsty for change, a new breed of artisans are challenging legal restrictions and industry giants with their DIY amber nectar.

What is the most important wildlife species on Borneo? Depending on whom you ask this question, answers will surely vary. A forestry official might argue that any tree of the dipterocarp family is obviously most important, because that’s where the timber cash is. And for the same reason, an oil palm grower would likely reply that the oil palm tree is by far the most important species. Many people in Australia, Europe or North America may reply “the orangutan,” or maybe “the rhino” or “proboscis monkey,” because, after all, those species are highly threatened and many worry about their survival. But ask a person from Borneo and the dominant answer would likely be quite different. In fact, I think that many would argue that the Bearded Pig is by far the most important. Are you surprised? Had you even heard of Bearded Pigs? Bear with me and I will explain.

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