Voices from the Roof of the World
The Roof of the World is in meltdown. From the Pamir and Tian Shan mountains in Central Asia to the towering Himalayan range, over 250 million people are threatened directly by a rapidly changing world. Another 1.65 billion people living downstream will see their livelihoods disappear. It's the climate crisis “you haven't heard of," but which cries out to be told.
Nature and people living in the world’s highest mountains from the Himalayas to the Tian Shan need a voice. Now thanks to a joint project by The Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Aga Khan Foundation and University of Central Asia, a select group of young Asian filmmakers will be trained, mentored and supported to produce ground breaking environmental films. The upcoming series of half hour shows will be produced to the highest international standards and will be screened on national prime time television in Pakistan. By tackling both the problems of climate change and highlighting local solutions, the documentaries will goad and inspire government, business and civil society leaders to reverse the region’s ecological destruction and conserve its water and wildlife.