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Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown

Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown

The Himalayas are the frozen water tower of Asia. Their glaciers are the source of water for the Ganges, Yellow, Mekong, Yangtze and Indus rivers.

Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown, a 45-minute documentary co-produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Arrowhead Films, examines the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and the impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people in Asia. The film illustrates solutions, both small and large, simple and technologically complex, for coping with a changing environment that can make the difference between survival and disappearance. It examines the human development impact of the glacial ice melt on communities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting, adjusting and preparing fortomorrow's inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers.

Join us for a screening of Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown on June 14 at Asia Society, featuring remarks by Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.

Following the screening, stay for a discussion with Permanent Representatives to the United Nations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal, moderated by Helen Clark.

Co-sponsored by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)and Columbia Water Center.

Watch the trailer:

Event Details

14 June 2011
6:30pm - 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Members: free; students: $5; seniors: $7, non-members: $10