BUDDHISM AND ANIMISM. DIFFERENCES
RELIGION
Duration: 02:23
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A visit to the always fascinating Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai is an opportunity to perceive one of the fundamental differences between Animism and Buddhism, precisely, how they understand human behaviour and its consequences.


Chiang Mai. LISU CEREMON
AUTHENTIC THAILAND
Duration: 08:11
Last Update: October 2012

The Lisu tribe is one of Thailand´s most popular minority groups because of their presence in areas well frequented by tourists such as Khaosan Road in Bangkok or the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai.
The Lisu maintain their animist beliefs and, therefore, their traditions closely associated with the world of spirits. In this chapter, we visit one of their villages to attend an interesting ceremony in the temple of the guardian spirit.


FACING NATURE
RELIGION
Duration: 01:35
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There are natural phenomena that hold both beauty and destructive power and those who have to face such fury have to struggle against their force while also accepting the vulnerability of human life.
As part of their mission, religions have to help us deal with that aggressive part of reality.

MYTHS AND RELIGIONS
RELIGION
Duration: 01:46
Last Update: March 2013

Buddhism is the most commonplace religion in Thailand although it mingles with Animism and Brahmanism and there are still large numbers of Muslim and Catholic congregations. Whatever one’s personal choice, they all have a common axis which we address in this short documentary.
Sacred History II. MYTHOLOGICAL BEINGS
CLASSICS OF THAILAND
Duration: 03:00
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This film explores the concepts of profane and sacred on the basis of the large number of gods, heroes and mythological creatures to be found in Thailand in the form of pictorial representations and sculptures.
You will notice them in all prominent historical places and religious places. Their value is symbolic and often have a fierce, sometimes terrifying, appearance, which is related to the sacred history of the Thai people.


THE SHAMAN IN THE LISU POPULATION
RELIGION
Duration: 05:00
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Communication between the world of the living and the world of the spirits has to be extraordinary although at the same time a domestic matter.
This film portrays the shaman of a Lisu village as he communicates with the life beyond at the request of one of his fellow neighbours.


WHAT ARE THE SMALL HOUSES OF SPIRITS?
RELIGION
Duration: 02:55
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In every hotel you stay in during your visit to Thailand, you are sure to encounter what looks like a doll’s house, usually on the front lawn. Inside you will find small figurines, some food, drink and garlands.
Actually, they are everywhere: government buildings, monasteries, private houses, etc.. This video captures family testimonies to explain their meaning to Western travellers.


WHY DO THEY BELIEVE IN OTHER BEINGS?
RELIGION
Duration: 02:44
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Sometimes, strange things happen that cannot apparently be the result of sheer chance. They are not human and it seems that the intention of an intelligent being lurks behind, which is why one wonders, for example, whether they may be a way in which the spirit of the place chooses to reveal itself.
Any such episode is enough to make you a little inquisitive and thus it is easy to understand why other people may have different responses from ours.


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