VIRTUAL BORDERS, a ground-breaking hybrid radio - internet - feature documentary by Manu Luksch, tells the story of an Akha village headman, Abaw Buseuv, who goes on a journey from Thailand to China. He is accompanied by an Akha radio broadcaster and the filmmaker. Their aim is to attend the gathering of the Akha people and to transmit discussions about their situation and future of the Akha people to remote mountain villages. The 3 million Akha are an ethnic minority group scattered across the border regions of the five countries Thailan, Burma (Myanmar), China, Vietnam and Laos. The film was shot between 1997-2000, and released in 2003.