Wednesday Shorts: 86 Centimetres

When: Wed, April 3, 8pm – 9pm, 2013
Where: The Square, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: 86centimetres

Bhutan is affected by climate change; dams of the Himalayan glacial lakes are melting very rapidly. This can cause outburst flooding, destroying land, houses and livelihoods of Bhutanese farmers. 350 men and women walked up the mountains to reduce the water level of one endangered lake by digging an outlet...barehanded. The film shows their struggle against a possible disaster. [Duration of film: 39 minutes. 86 centimetres, or almost 3 feet, is the reduction of the level of the lake achieved during the expedition on film]