Sky River of the Himalayas
Observational Natural Wild Animals - Tibet China 2019
The film features stunning visuals of the Himalayas and the surrounding regions, as well as interviews with scientists, environmentalists, and local people who rely on the river for their livelihoods.
The film explores the complex ecological and social systems that are intertwined with the Brahmaputra River, highlighting the challenges facing the river and the people who depend on it, including climate change, dam construction, and conflicts over water resources.
Through its portrayal of the beauty and complexity of the Brahmaputra River, the film serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting and preserving our planet's natural resources. Overall, "Sky River of the Himalayas" is a visually stunning and thought-provoking documentary that offers important insights into the challenges facing our planet's ecosystems and the people who depend on them.
The Brahmaputra, in China called Yarlung Tsangpo, is a river system of global superlatives. Yet it is practically unknown.
Its source near Mount Kailash, Asia’s most sacred mountain among the world’s highest peaks, remained undiscovered until the turn of the 20th century. Even then, its upper and lower reaches were thought to be different rivers.
The river keeps changing as it crosses three countries – China, India and Bangladesh that are home to dozens of ethnic groups. Three world religions flourish along its course, and its waters are sacred to each of them.
The basin unites four of the planet’s major faunal and floral zones,themselves being biodiversity hotspots..