Miao minority areas near Kaili, Guizhou, China
中國苗族村靠近貴州凱里

2003-08-19 - 2003-08-20

walter@pratyeka.org

In addition to the images, there is also an MP3 of some sounds from the festival pictured through the trees. Click here to listen.


Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Forest near a small, mostly modernised village north of the town. Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Coal truck-drivers' strike on the road north of Kaili.  We walked it back!Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Factory on the northern outskirts of Kaili.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): View from my spacious but far from luxury hotel in Kaili.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): First view of the village.  You can see the wooden-bridge crossing the stream on the right hand side.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Another distance view of the village.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Looking down the road past the village.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Fields near the village, across the bridge.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Fields near the village, across the bridge and up a hill.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): The village from above, through some Chinese pines.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): View of the festival from the opposite mountain.  The festival included pole climbing and took place in the main courtyard of the village.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): A friendly farmer character showed me his animal as he led it in to town.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): On the bus back to town we were forced to stop for a Miao minority bull fighting festival on the banks of the river.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Bullfight, distance shot.  You can see all the cars and people queued up along the opposite bank.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Lots of people decided to get dangerously close to the animals.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): After the animals fought, they were given water and taken away from the crowd, only to be brought back to fight again later.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): The spectators were a motley crew, mostly Miao minority peasants from surrounding villages and those who have been passing through if only the road wasn't blocked with spectators! Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Close up image of bullfight.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Human ring around the animals fighting.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Confrontational shot between the two animals.  Notice that the people are happy at a very close distance.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): A shot out of the front of the bus, trying to get back through the crowd to town.Miao minority village, near Kaili, Guizhou, China (2003-08-19): Kaili.  Back to civilisation, or at least the eastern-Guizhou equilvalent!
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