Film Screening: Facing the Mountain (by ECM Alumnus Vaibhav Kaul)

Set in the sacred valley of Kedarnath in India’s lofty Garhwal Himalayas, the 20-minute ethnographic documentary explores what it means to live through disaster in a rapidly changing natural and social environment. 
The idea for the film was developed as part of my research into disaster risk reduction in changing high-mountain environments, which is supported by the University of Sheffield and the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award (Royal Geographical Society with IBG). The first public presentation (premiere) of the film, accompanied by an exhibition of climate, cryosphere and culture research at the University of Sheffield, will be held in Sheffield on 16th November 2016; the first cinematic screenings of the film will be held at the Kendal Mountain Festival (UK) in November and the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Nepal) in December.
Organiser: Dr Tom Thornton 
Organiser contact email address: 
Booking required?: Not required 
Audience: Members of the University only 
10 Nov
Gottman Room A, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY