Himalayan Meltdown: New climate change film to screen at Asia Society
Later this month, Asia Societyâ€™s centers in Washington, D.C., and New York will feature screenings of a new documentary on climate change entitled Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown (see trailer below). The 45-minute film, which shows June 9 in D.C. and June 14 in New York, features footage from Asia Societyâ€™s multimedia project China Green.
Co-produced by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Arrowhead Films and Discovery Channel Asia, Himalayan Meltdown examines how the shrinking Himalayan glaciers and rising sea levels are affecting people in China, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
In D.C., the film will be introduced by Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific.. The New York showing will feature remarks by Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Societyâ€™s Center on U.S.-China Relations, and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator. A discussion will follow the screening, featuring permanent representatives to the United Nations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal and moderated by Chhibber.