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Wide shot of a man walking in the snow on top of a remote peak of the Himalayas.

Mountain Man [short film]

  Arun Bhattarai

  Bhutan     22 minutes


Mountain Man chronicles Phuntsho Tshering and his annual sacred journey to the Himalayas to track the movement of the glaciers. The difficult trip separates him from his family for extended stretches of time and represents a singular responsibility as he is the only person permitted to disturb the region for urgent climate research. The breath-taking views of the remote location nearly untouched by humans and the often solitary nature of his journey constitute a meditative treatise on the on-going effects of climate change and our relationship to the wild planet we call home.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 4: Documentary – In Motion program.

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