Great Gamble on the Mekong – Xayaburi, Don Sahong, and more dams

Fishers and farmers have for some time tried to block a proposed dam on the Mekong River in southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Most recently, they made their views known at a public consultation on the Don Sahong dam. In all likelihood, however, they will lose and the dam will be built. Great Gamble on the Mekong, a new documentary from filmmaker and journalist Tom Fawthrop, insightfully details the probable dire consequences of this dam, and the failure this represents for a once-promising extra-legal cooperative structure, the Mekong River Commission.

Don Sahong Dam, International Rivers

Xayaburi Dam, International Rivers

Don Sahong Dam

 

Xayaburi Dam

 

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