GREENE — Marlin Darrah’s film “Southeast Asia —  Exotic Spice Islands and Tropical Countries”will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road.

Darrah takes viewers on a journey to many of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing, alluring and lovely countries. The voyage begins in Hong Kong, traveling south to several locations in Vietnam; the exciting back streets of old Hanoi; the dramatic beauty of the ancient karst limestone mountains rising out of Ha Long Bay; the temples and markets of Nha Trang; and to Saigon, the dynamic and hustling city on the great Mekong.

Next are highlights of Angkor Wat — a 1,000-year-old marvel with the largest complex of religious temples in the world. From the ancient to the ultra-modern, the journey continues to the grand trading city of Singapore. Next is Indonesia, with an exploration of the fabled Spice Islands of Ternate and Tidore — the dream of Magellan and other European explorers 500 years ago.

Then to the great island of Bali, with its beautifully terraced rice fields bordered by villages of artists, musicians and dancers. Continuing to the island of Java, viewers will navigate through the sea of humanity on the streets of the great capital city, Jakarta. And then to the Thai paradise isles of Similan, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket and Phang Nga Bay.

The event is free and open to the public.

FMI: 207-946-5311, www.sawyer-foundation.com, www.facebook.com/sawyer.foundation1937.


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