Department hosts documentary film premiere.

On 16th November, the Department of Geography marked the launch of the documentary film Facing the Mountain with a special screening and research exhibition.

Facing the Mountain

The film has been produced by the Department of Geography’s Vaibhav Kaul as part of his doctoral research into disaster risk reduction in changing high-mountain environments. Set in the sacred valley of Kedarnath in India's lofty Garhwal Himalayas, Facing the Mountain explores what it means to live through disaster in a rapidly changing natural and social environment.

Vaibhav’s PhD research is supported by the University of Sheffield and the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award (administered by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG). The film aims to communicate the findings of his research, and to spark a public conversation about how communities and countries may work together towards climate change adaptation and disaster reduction and recovery.

Facing the Mountain will be showing at international film festivals in coming months including:

‘Explore’ weekend at Royal Geographical Society (UK): 20 November 2016, London
Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival (Nepal): 8-12 December 2016, Kathmandu
Ethnografilm (France): 11-15 April 2017, Paris

Speaking about the film, Professor John Flint, Geography’s Head of Department said:
“the film is superb: beautifully made and very powerful. I would urge you to watch it. It is a significant achievement and reflects very well on Vaibhav’s excellent research as well as our department’s research school”

You can find out more and watch the film here: