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French Guiana

Le Bouillon d'Awara (Awara Soup).

Introduces the viewer to one of the world's most multi-cultural communities, a global village in the backcountry of French Guiana. Mana is a town where 1500 people speak 13 different languages and live together in remarkable harmony. They include descendants of the indigenous Galibi Indians, of Bush negroes who escaped slavery, of mixed race Creoles, of East Indian contract rice laboreres, as well as more recent immigrants such as Hmong farmers from Vietnam, and refugees from Surinam.