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CBT Vietnam - Series Country: Canada Lenght: 06’11’’/05’55’’/7’29’’/13’32’’ Director: Kyle Sandilands Producer: Chris Carnovale Copyright: CBT Vietnam Locations: Ta Phin & Lao Chai Village, Sapa Region,Vietnam PLAY Synopsis Director’s Bio The rural hill tribe villages of Ta Phin and Lao Chai are located in the northern highlands of Vietnam. In the small, nearby town of Sapa the burgeoning tourism industry has played a contentious role in the region’s development. Visitors from all over the world travel to the Sapa region for its inspiring landscapes, breathtaking scenery, world-class trekking and colourful ethnic minority cultures. For the ethnic minority groups, such as the Red Dao of Ta Phin and the Black Hmong of Lao Chai, tourism represents many things. It is the reason why so many people have been coming to their villages for so many years. It is also a means to generate an income. Arguably, it is also the single biggest threat to their traditional way of life and it is apparent, that tourism is here to stay. Kyle Dalton Sandilands (born 11 June 1971) is an Australian radio and TV personality. He is currently the host with Jacqueline Henderson, better known as Jackie O, on the weekday morning radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Sydney radio station KIIS 106.5. From 2005 to 2009, Sandilands served as a judge on Australian Idol. In 2008, he became the host of Big Brother, alongside Jackie O. In 2010, he became a judge on Australia’s Got Talent and also on Australia’s version of The X Factor. Sandilands has become known for controversial on-air stunts as well as derogatory, misogynistic and offensive comments. This has led to companies removing their advertisements, findings of serious breaches of the Industry Codes of Practice and Guidelines, and led to him being sacked from Australian Idol. Sandilands and cohost Jackie O moved to new station, KIIS 106.5 in 2014 with their show, The Kyle and Jackie O Show, to the ARN (Australian Radio Network). In 2014, Sandilands made his first appearance in a motion picture in Fat Pizza vs. Housos. “... for a film to be successful it needs to inspire. A tourism film should make us want to get out of our seat and visit whatever place it’s showcasing. It should aim to be as authentic to the location and people as possible.” Kyle Sandilands 40