The last Mlabris
In Thailand and Laos, the last representatives of the Mlabris people survive. Around a hundred people are the last survivors of this tribe of nomadic hunter-gatherers who for millennia lived in harmony with the jungle. The 20th century was fatal to them, victims of military conflicts, loggers and chased from their natural habitat by slash-and-burn cultivation, the Mlabris population has continued to decline for several decades. Among the minorities are on the verge of extinction in the world, the Mlabris are sadly on the front line. Within ten years, the people of the forest, as they call themselves, will certainly have disappeared. Sedentary, the descendants of the last Mlabris will then have forgotten what their former self was contemplative life in the forest.