Past Vientiane Event: VOL 7

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September 14, 2017
@ Naked Espresso 3

Come along to PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 hosted by Naked Espresso 3/Prime 94. 

The theme of this event is 'My Place'. My Place can be a country or landscape, can be a place in one's thoughts or heart, in a community or next to a person, can be a home or a journey, an identity or a belief. We have a great lineup of local speakers using the fast paced PechaKucha presentation format to tell us their unique story.

Naked Espresso 3/ PRIME 94 ໄພຣມ 94 is our host location for the evening, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as delicious snacks and meals available for purchase.

Entrance is 20,000 kip at the door.

Stay tuned to the Facebook page for speaker udpates!

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The pleasures of road running in Pyongyang

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Vera Scholz’s evocation of the 'pleasures’ associated with running in North Korea don’t exactly fit the stereotypical lens through which we are encouraged to view this somewhat secretive country. As this story unravels we learn the running event is secondary to Vera’s “self-delusional quest to look behind the scenes”, as she so succinctly expresses it. This captivating narrative is embedded in every image.


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My Place in Vientiane

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Kathryn Sweet, a long-term resident of Vientiane, considers her relationships with people, places, and memories as she locates her place in this community. Those who inhabit her everyday life (including cats), those remembered and encountered, provide a sense of belonging.


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Vientianale on the Road

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

When the Vientianale film-festival turns off the lights for another year, so begins 'Vientianale on the Road'. Helene Ouvard takes us on the road less travelled through Lao provinces from Bokeo to Champassak. Stopping at villages and schools, where make-shift screens are set up, or in reclaimed halls, we witness the sheer excitement of those taking part in a film workshop, or enjoying the best of recent Lao films.

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Let your Heart be Water

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Sandra invites the audience, at the conclusion of her presentation, to focus on her eyes and remain so. There is a palpable silence in the room. We remain fixed.  This demonstration of  how to connect deeply with another resonates with the belief that Sandra holds, “magic happens simply through holding space for each other and allowing ourselves to connect deeply”. NamChai Community Center Vientiane, founded by Sandra, is such a space.

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All the World´s a Stage

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

In this context Rachael Phiasananaxy is very much at home. A belief in the power of theatre, to change lives and build communities, has been central to her life-long involvement in this diffuse and multifaceted art. Her story resonates with the beliefs and diversity at the heart of her theatre experiences.


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Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.

Vera Scholz
in Vientiane
Kathryn Sweet
in Vientiane
Rachael Phiasanaxay
Teacher, Vientiane International School in Vientiane
Mai Phoumivong
in Vientiane
Julia Mitchell
in Vientiane
Sandra Bode
in Vientiane
Helene Ouvrard
in Vientiane