Tagged: asia


The Buddha

This documentary tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest...


Honey Hunters of Nepal

This short film documents men of the Gurung tribe in Nepal and their journey to harvest honey from the world’s largest honey bee, the Himalayan Apis Dorsal Laborious, each can measure up to 1.2...


The K-Pop Effect

Dateline looks at the changing face of South Korean youngsters, who are having plastic surgery to look like their K-Pop music idols. (16:30 min)


Robot Revolution

A neat documentary about how the nuclear disaster at Fukushima sparked rapid advances in humanoid robotics research and development around the world. All of a sudden, robots evolved and started to look like Iron...


Mae Klong – Train Market of Thailand

This is a more recent HD footage of the the now famous Mae Klong Station Train Market. Above is an older but neat amateur video that explains the Mae Klong Train Station Market in...


Sex, Lies & Cigarettes

The Smoking Baby. The 2-year-old is more than just a YouTube sensation. He’s also become the unwitting poster child for a 21st century showdown. Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel travels to Indonesia — the land...


The Secret History of Genghis Khan

I’ve been reading the book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford which was a 2004 New York Times best seller. Through extensive research, Weatherford makes a convincing argument...


Vanguard: China’s Wild West

Unlike their Hollywood friendly brethren, the Tibetans, the Uighurs of northwestern China, claim to be an oppressed minority group that no one has ever heard of. That is, unless the Chinese government publicizes an...