The Cultural Media Library is a platform to share and preserve cultural heritage in Southeast Asia through story-driven documentary films. We welcome viewers from all over the world to browse our collection, watch, learn, and enjoy; and we encourage regional filmmakers to submit and share their local stories.

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An older Hmong man on the outskirts of Luang Prabang struggles to balance two wives, eight kids, and his true passion for perfection in the only thing he can truly control — the bamboo flute.

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30-year-old Alai Sayawed has a job and a family and plenty of other things to keep him busy, yet he chooses to spend the considerable time it takes to make his own fishing net...

Ounheuane, the one true lacquer-man in Laos, takes us along through his workshop in Luang Prabang as he strives to revive the ancient tradition of Lao-style lacquerware...