Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Preparing-for-Dai-Funeral-in-Gasa-Town-27MZIFLNDQJA.htmlConceptually similarPreparing for Dai Funeral in Gasa TownGP0A5WCompleted★★★★Dai Girl in XinpingGP016Y5Completed★★★★Bai Yunxian in XinpingGP07GJCompleted★★★★Dressing in Traditional Costume in XinpingGP01BLQCompleted★★★★Dai Festival in XinpingGP0PV9Completed★★★★Ma Meiyan in XinpingGP01F3PCompleted★★★★Weaving Traditional Dress in XinpingGP0DBXCompleted★★★★Sacrificing a Pig in XinpingGP01A49Completed★★★★Dressing in Traditional Costume in XinpingGP013K2Completed★★★★View AllGP0142PPreparing for Dai Funeral in Gasa TownThe Dai people in Gasa Town view burial as a significant ceremony where the soul of the dead returns to his/her ancestral home. The success of the ceremony has a direct bearing on a bigger family, prosperous livestock and a better harvest. Therefore all the villagers will help the bereaved family to prepare for the burial.Locations:Asia-China-Gasa Town-Xinping County-Yunnan ProvinceDate:1 Jan, 2005Credit:© Greenpeace / Bai YunxianMaximum size:4524px X 3008pxKeywords:Day-Farmers-Festivals-Funerals-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-SAGE (campaign title)-Small group of people-Traditional costumes-Umbrellas-VillagesShoot:Rice Farmers Photography Project in ChinaFive rice farmers from the Yunnan Province with no experience in photography were given a camera and asked to document their sustainable rice farming methods over the space of a year to highlight the potential of ecological agriculture. The farmers are part of a strong, local community, indigenous to the area. They work closely with the land, cultivating the rice and soil. The project, entitled ‘Rice is Life’ presents authentic evidence to show the importance of rice and ecology and the interaction between rice and culture amongst rice farmers. This is set against the growing trend in genetically engineered rice and the potential risks involved.