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Mountain Man

Gangri gi min

Bhutan | 2022 | 22 min. | G

In Bhutan, 11-year-old Yangchen’s father is the country’s glacier specialist, and thus the only person authorized to climb the mountains, which are considered to be sacred. He spends months away from home measuring the rapidly melting glaciers. He sends her videos with breathtaking landscapes, but it also becomes increasingly apparent that something irreversible is happening. We follow Yangchen’s daily life at school and at home, where she prays at an altar that her father won’t disturb the snow lion, the mythical embodiment of the glacier – the Bhutanese believe that this could provoke disaster. But in reality, the biggest threat to the snow lion’s survival is not Yangchen’s father, but climate change.

  • Director:

    Arun Bhattarai

  • Cinematography:

    Phuntsho Tshering, Arun Bhattarai

  • Editing:

    Norbu Gyelpo, Pema Choden

  • Producers:

    Arun Bhattarai

  • Languages:

    Dzongkha

  • Subtitles:

    Lithuanian, English

  • Translator:

    Agnė Puzauskaitė