Spirit Women: Thailand

Twist of Faith with Martin Himel
S1:Ep1122 mins2009

This episode visits the hill tribes of northern Thailand, near the border of Myanmar. That’s where the Akha live, and among the Akha there are spirit women. They have a special fight on their hands – they’re trying to keep Christian groups from converting them and taking them down to the valleys below where they’ll lose their identity and their culture. It’s a very special fight because the Akha have been living a unique existence for the last 2,000 years, and the spirit women don’t want them to lose it.

Instructor/Host: Martin Himel
Video Language: English