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Margarete Magiera

Co-Director, Vientianale International Film Festival in Vientiane

A Theatrical Journey

PRESENTED ON MAR 31, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 2

Margarete Magiera works behind the scenes in professional theatre productions as a director and stage manager. She shares her personal story, of how she always wanted to do theatre, and the inspirations she had found in Laos.

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The Place I Had Never Been

BY SALI SASAKI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

“How we discover a place, how we create an image of a place before we even get there,” can be as important as the discovery itself. Sali Saki is a crafter, designer, and writer who will take you on a personal journey to discover the handmade crafts of Laos and the people who make them.

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Laos, Coffee and The Little House

BY YOKO MATSUSHIMA
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding."

In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 

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A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories

BY THIANE KHAMVONGSA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Understanding theatre helps us to understand what it means to be human."

In A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 4Thiane Khamvongsa, a Laotian playwright, director and comedian who grew up and studied in France talks about the importance of theater throughout human history and how it can positively influence our lives. 


This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

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All of the Above: A no regrets approach to terminal cancer

BY GA RICK LEE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Ga Rick Lee shares the story of his father’s terminal brain cancer, and what happened when his family took the diagnosis into their own hands. The story is a deeply moving account about courage, perseverence, and most of all, love. 

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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Journey of a Lao Entrepreneur

BY KEOVISOUK DALASANE
IN VIENTIANE

Keovisouk Dalasane’s presentation took us on his journey as a Lao entrepreneur. He told us of the changing economic climate in Laos and specifically in Vientiane the capital. He explained how he recognised the need for a unified jobs board and thus created 108.jobs, the most well known job site in Laos. Keo encouraged other Lao nationals to get into business and spoke about how he has been able to create jobs for Lao people and give back to the community.

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Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

BY JULIA MITCHELL
@ 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.

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My Life's Journey in the New World

BY CHANDRA GAJMER
IN AKRON

Living life in Refugee camp versus living life in the new world.

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Shoes, Boots and Bright Lights

BY SHARLOT BATTIN
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Sharlott Battin spent 35 years in New York City making shoes, boots and heels of all manner for major theatrical productions on and off Broadway. Her journey through the world of professional theater cannot be defined in a PK talk, but she shows us the highlights of what she has worked on and who has had the pleasure of sporting her kicks.