HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL SCREENING: Un nuage sur le toit du Monde

7 pm | 22nd of September| Alliance francaise auditorium

Documentary: 50 min
Produced by Agnes Moreau

“In the Himalayas the air is as polluted as in European cities”: it is with this choking title that the public has been informed in october 2008 of the latest results of the atmospheric measurements made at the foot of the Everest, more than 5000 meters above see level.

Un nuage sur le toit du monde

In the majestic high valley of Khumbu, we can see a dark cloud reaching out in the morning, often masking the mountain tops. This phenomenon happens during the dry season.

After the discovery of a gigantic pollution cloud over the Indian ocean, a Franco-Italian scientific team revealed for the first time an impressive amount of soot particles for such a virgin space as the high himalayan tops. Satellite images from the houses of Nepalese households as well as in a pyramid of glass, laboratory of the future implemented at an altitude of 5000 meters, the film investigates this phenomenon that highlights links between pollution, global warming, hydraulic system and regional agriculture. It follows multidisciplinary teams studying interdependence between air, snow, water and ice; seeking for possible ways out.

Etude l'ABC (Atmospheric Brown Cloud) grace à une pyramide de verre située au pied de l'Everest

Study of the ABC (Atmospheric Brown Cloud) in this pyramid of glass in the Everest.

 
 AFD_rvb_v2This screening will be part of the AFD – French Agency for Development- program on Climate Change. On that occasion an exhibition of unique photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand will be set up on MG road. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is especially well known for his book Earth from Above and his film Home. The AFD is an international framework that aims at achieving “development impacts that benefit communities” socially and environmentally.