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Monolith for Honor and Happiness -- Myanmar

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Monolith for Honor and Happiness -- Myanmar
  • 1 x 52 min.
  • Clean, M/E + English
  • English script
  • 2002
  • © NHK / Nihon Denpa News

An ethnic minority of Chin living in the mountainous western region of Myanmar uphold a custom of gaining honor and happiness by carrying monolithic stones from the mountains to their homes. This year, a monolith will be carried to the house of the village leader, with the five-day journey traversing a 1,500 m difference in altitude and involving approximately 1,000 people.

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