Film screening, Jan 12 at 7pm: Climate change in the land of the Sherpa

January 5th, 2011 by

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) would like to extend to you an invitation to attend the premiere of our new documentary film, A Journey to Imja Lake: Climate Change in the Land of the Sherpa.

Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1HX

In the Everest region of Nepal, the Sherpa people are confronting the harsh impact of climate change in the Himalayas. Changes in snow and rainfall patterns are affecting food production and communities face an ever present threat of flooding.  A Journey to Imja takes us on a winding path through the mountains to an altitude of over 5000m and illustrates how the temperature increase in the region is affecting the livelihoods of the Sherpa people and other minority groups in the area. Glacial melt poses a huge risk, not only for these communities but also for the millions of people downstream in Asia who depend on water from rivers born in the Himalayas.

The half-hour film will be followed by a discussion on the issues raised.

Panelists:

Anna Colom – filmmaker
Navin Khadka – BBC Nepali Service
Farah Mihlar – MRG Media Officer and Sri Lanka Programme Coordinator

The discussion will be followed by light refreshments. For more information see attached invitation or contact:

Emma Eastwood – MRG Media Officer
T: +44 (0) 207 422 4205
M: +44 (0) 7989 699984
E: emma.eastwood@mrgmail.org

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