PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey (India, Nepal, USA, 70 min)
Directed by Wendy J. N. Lee
In this harrowing adventure documentary, 700 people trek across the perilous Himalayan mountain range with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole,” a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Along the way, they educate villages on environmental responsibility, carrying out half a ton of plastic litter on their backs through blizzards, torrents and crumbling terrain – a feat that triggered an historic green revolution across the rooftop of the world. Actress Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) executive produces.
- Festival Screening: March 7th, 2013 approx. 9:12 pm