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February 17 | 17:30 - 18:00
Le Méridien, Chorten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Based on the research by Fidel Devkota.
The Last Yak Herder of Dhe is a journey to the mysterious village of Dhe in Mustang, Nepal. It is an attempt to unravel the life and times of people who try to survive on a rugged terrain in one of the most climate change vulnerable countries in the world.
The objective of the documentary is to showcase the impact of climate change on the local lives of the Himalayan regions of upper Mustang through the struggle between highlander Shepard and his cattle, their struggle and venture to fit into the adaptation for survival. The documentary will provide visual shots of the village of Dhe, that has been under the shadow of development and as well as climate change. The village is undergoing resettlement after 400 years to the new land in the main stream of Kali Gandaki. This is the second resettlement of the same village due to climate change issue. The effects of climate change scenes will be portrayed throughout the documentary (such as wind swept plateaus, soil erosion, Land slides near village, crop failure, water scarcity, abandoned village, resettled village, infertile pasture lands etc.). Thus the documentary will show the relation between human and animal and their joint struggle to keep themselves alive in the harshest arid terrain.