A glimpse into the tumultuous and triumphant life of Lao Master Weaver, Khaisy Sophabmixay. Born in the midst of conflict, Khaisy began a woman-led enterprise in Vientiane with one loom and two weavers. After decades of championing traditional, sustainable textile design, she has now been recognized as one of Asia’s greatest artisans.

Directed by: Julia Martin

Produced by: Julia Martin

Country of origin: / Australia

Year of production: 2021.

Duration: 4 min

Julia Martin

Julia Martin is an Australian film-maker and writer. She is passionate about using film to amplify voices and create social change. In 2018, she collaborated with Lao-Australian designer, Samorn Sanixay, to make the short film ‘Creative Activism’. Samorn introduced Julia to the sustainable traditional textile technologies of south-east Asia, and the idea that ancient technologies hold the answer to many modern problems.

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