The Kalasha are an indigenous community residing in three valleys found at the foothills of the Hindu Kush Mountains in Pakistan. Their ancient religion is deeply connected to nature, and they celebrate the changing seasons. Once beyond the monsoons, their isolated valleys are now routinely flooded due to climate change. In 2015, devastating floods destroyed fields, homes and Kalashas’ livelihoods, threatening the very existence of Pakistan’s smallest indigenous community. We document the annual harvest festival, which this summer was followed by the historic floods that inundated much of Pakistan. Episode Director: Tazeen Bari Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Chitral district, Pakistan
غیر معمولی بلند درجہ حرارت شسپر نامی پاکستانی گلیشئیر کے ڈرامائی پگھلاؤ کا سبب بنا اور اب پانی حسن آباد کے پل کو خطرے میں ڈال رہا ہے۔ موسمیاتی تبدیلی اس نظارے کو تیزی سے بدل رہی ہے اور ایک قدیم طرزِ زندگی خطرے سے دوچار ہے۔ ہر کوئی اسی بارے میں بات کر رہا ہے، مگر جانتا کوئی نہیں ہے کہ آنے والا کل اپنے ساتھ کیا لا رہا ہے۔ دیکھیئے ڈاکیومینٹری پہاڑوں کا گریہ یہ فلم پاکستان کے ان لاکھوں افراد کے نام ہے جوحال ہی میں موسمیاتی تباہ کاریوں کا شکار ہوئے اور زندگی کے علاوہ سب کچھ کھو بیٹھے۔ Last May, record temperatures provoked a GLOF or glacial lake outburst flood in northern Pakistan, sweeping away bridges and villages in the valley below the Shisper glacier. Higher up the mountains, a semi-nomadic people called the Wakhi were leading their yaks to summer pastures. Their traditional lifestyle has also been heavily impacted by climate change. We profile both the scientists and the villagers on this global warming frontline. Episode director: Karim Shallwanee Series director: Andrew Tkach Locations: Gilgit-Baltistan region, #Pakistan
میرا رخ اس مقام کی جانب ہے جہاں کرغیزیوں کی روح بستی ہے، بلندو بالا آلو ٹو کے پہاڑوں اور برف کے تودوں کے درمیان۔ جانے کتنی پشتوں سے ہمارے اجداد نے ہمارے لیے اس سزمین کو محفوظ رکھا ہے، یہ اتنی انمول ہے کہ قومی ترانے میں اسی کا گیت گایا جاتا ہے۔ میں اپنے ملک کے قیمتی ترین خزانوں میں سے ایک کاسرچشمہ کھوجنے بڑھ رہا ہوں، وہ ہے عظیم دریائے نارین Season 2, Episode 8: Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn River, born near the Petrov Glacier, begins its journey next to a massive gold mine, long, troubling environmentalists. Although the river is very important for agriculture and power production, the environmental awareness of those who depend on its health is low. Raw sewage is routinely dumped into Naryn River. A drought and melting glaciers would deplete the Toktogul reservoir, jeopardize the viability of the power station. We talk to those trying to save a river in serious condition. Episode Director: Iskender Aliev Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Naryn, #Kyrygyzstan
Last May, record temperatures provoked a GLOF or glacial lake outburst flood in northern Pakistan, sweeping away bridges and villages in the valley below the Shisper glacier. Higher up the mountains, a semi-nomadic people called the Wakhi were leading their yaks to summer pastures. Their traditional lifestyle has also been heavily impacted by climate change. We profile both the scientists and the villagers on this global warming frontline. Episode director: Karim Shallwanee Series director: Andrew Tkach Locations: Gilgit-Baltistan region, #Pakistan
Season 2, Episode 8: Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn River, born near the Petrov Glacier, begins its journey next to a massive gold mine, long, troubling environmentalists. Although the river is very important for agriculture and power production, the environmental awareness of those who depend on its health is low. Raw sewage is routinely dumped into Naryn River. A drought and melting glaciers would deplete the Toktogul reservoir, jeopardize the viability of the power station. We talk to those trying to save a river in serious condition. Episode Director: Iskender Aliev Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Naryn, #Kyrygyzstan
کرغستان کے گلیشیئیر کا شمار وسطی ایشیا کے سب سے بڑے میٹھے پانی کے ذخائر میں ہوتا ہے۔ اگر ساری برف پگھل جائے تو یہ ملک، گویا اسکاٹ لینڈ اور انگلینڈ کو ملا لینے سے بننے ویلے رقبے کے برابر خطہ ، تین میٹر گہرے پانی میں ڈوبا ہوگا۔ ساٹھ کلومیٹر لمبا، جنوبی انلچک گلیشیئرنہ صرف خطے میں میں دیو قامت ہے بلکے دنیا کے بڑے گلیشیئروں میں سے ایک ہے۔ کرغذی چرواہے اسے سرد ہواوُں کی وادی کہتے ہیں۔ اس قسط میں ہم اس وادی کے اوپر موسمی تغیرات کے اثرات دیکھیں گے۔ Season 2, Episode 7: The people of the Sary-Jaz River valley have always believed that the Enilchek glacier would be there forever. After all, the Sary-Jaz valley is fringed by the highest peaks in the Tien Shan range, Peak Pobeda (7439 m) and Khan-Teniri (6995 m). But Alexander Vereshchagin, the chief scientist in the Khan Teniri Nationa Park, knows better. Alexander has seen with his own eyes how much the biggest collection of glaciers in #Kyrgyzstan has dramatically retreated. We join him on a horseback survey of Khan Teniri Nature Park, as he meets the valley’s shepherds and surveys the profound changes in their landscape. Episode Director: Aibek Baiymbetov Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Khan Teniri Nature Park, Kyrgyzstan
Season 2, Episode 7: The people of the Sary-Jaz River valley have always believed that the Enilchek glacier would be there forever. After all, the Sary-Jaz valley is fringed by the highest peaks in the Tien Shan range, Peak Pobeda (7439 m) and Khan-Teniri (6995 m). But Alexander Vereshchagin, the chief scientist in the Khan Teniri Nationa Park, knows better. Alexander has seen with his own eyes how much the biggest collection of glaciers in #Kyrgyzstan has dramatically retreated. We join him on a horseback survey of Khan Teniri Nature Park, as he meets the valley’s shepherds and surveys the profound changes in their landscape. Episode Director: Aibek Baiymbetov Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Khan Teniri Nature Park, Kyrgyzstan
نیپال میں لوگوں کی زندگی بدل رہی ہے، خاص کر ہمالیہ کے ایک گاؤں منانگ میں۔موسمی تغیرات کی وجہ سے فصل پہلے جیسی نہیں اگتی اور چرواہوں کو جانور چارے کی تلاش میں ہر سال زیادہ اونچائی پر لے جانے پڑتے ہیں۔ دیکھئیے ڈاکیومینٹری چڑھتا سورج اور جانیئےہمالیہ میں موسم کی تبدیلی لوگوں کی زندگیوں میں کیا تبدیلی لا رہی ہے۔ Season 2, Episode 6: Climbing Temperatures On Top of the World - More rain and hotter temperatures have also sparked an #insect infestation in their home villages. #Himalayan mountaineer and local villager, Phinjo Sherpa, describes how rising temperatures have led to #rockfalls and #avalanches and the melting of the #Everest base camp. Episode Director: Shanta Nepali Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Location: Phortse, Nepal.
Season 2, Episode 6: Climbing Temperatures On Top of the World - More rain and hotter temperatures have also sparked an #insect infestation in their home villages. #Himalayan mountaineer and local villager, Phinjo Sherpa, describes how rising temperatures have led to #rockfalls and #avalanches and the melting of the #Everest base camp. Episode Director: Shanta Nepali Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Location: Phortse, Nepal
چرواہے کی زندگی بہت مشکل ہے مگر کوئی متبادل نہیں۔ ہم روتے ہیں ہنستے ہیں مگر جڑ کر رہتے ہیں۔ ہمارے تو اپنے بچے بھی ہمیں نہیں سمجھتے۔ یہ ہے ایک چرواہے کی زندگی Season 2: Episode 5: Shepherds of Naar - With unpredictably severe storms and rising temperatures, Pasang and Rgitar’s yaks must be herded higher and higher every summer, making the journey ever more perilous.Follow the shepherds leading the vast yak herds of one Nepalese village to higher pastures, and the troubles they face. Episode Director: Asmita Shrish Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Nar Phu Valley, #Nepal #VRW #ClimateChange #ClimateAction
Season 2: Episode 5: Shepherds of Naar - With unpredictably severe storms and rising temperatures, Pasang and Rgitar’s yaks must be herded higher and higher every summer, making the journey ever more perilous. Follow the shepherds leading the vast yak herds of one Nepalese village to higher pastures, and the troubles they face. Episode Director: Asmita Shrish Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Nar Phu Valley, #Nepal #VRW #ClimateChange #ClimateAction
دنیا کی بلند ترین چوٹیوں کی اوٹ میں شکار سونگھتی پھرتی ہے تن تنہا ایک بلی۔ برف میں سائے۔ برفانی تیندوے Season 2, Episode 4: Snow Shadows, Snow Leopards – The world’s most elusive big cats are suffering greatly on account of habitat destruction. With less natural prey to eat, #snowleopards are attacking more domesticated livestock. We follow one angry herder who has lost more than a hundred animals to snow leopards. And a former hunter, now a tourist guide, who wholeheartedly works to protect the #bigcats. Episode Director: Abdullah Khan Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Karakoram Mountains, #Pakistan #VRW #Resilience #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ThirdPole
Season 2, Episode 4: Snow Shadows, Snow Leopards – The world’s most elusive big cats are suffering greatly on account of habitat destruction. With less natural prey to eat, #snowleopards are attacking more domesticated livestock. We follow one angry herder who has lost more than a hundred animals to snow leopards. And a former hunter, now a tourist guide, who wholeheartedly works to protect the #bigcats. Episode Director: Abdullah Khan Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Karakoram Mountains, #Pakistan #VRW #Resilience #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ThirdPole
Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts, takes a look at the past few months at the Aga Khan Museum. Go behind the scenes to learn about the process of staging an exhibition, meet Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia, and enjoy a captivating pocket performance by vocalist Samidha Joglekar, percussionist Abbas Janmohamed, and string specialist Zeeshan Lalani as they perform a traditional Thumri song about friendship and longing, symbolized by the arrival of the monsoon.
وسطی ایشیا کے پہاڑی علاقوں میں پانی کا ایک تقدس ہے جس کی بے حرمتی کرغیزی خانہ بدوشوں کے نزدیک گناہ عظیم تھا۔ دکھ یہ ہے کہ قدرت کا یہ انمول تحفہ ہم نے ضائع کیا، میں نے دیکھا ہے اس 3،000 کلومیٹر کی مصافت میں اپنے گھر یعنی گلیشیئرز کے قریب سے وہاں تک جہاں تک پانی ہے۔ Season 2, Episode 3: Season 2, Episode 3: Fishing and farming communities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan face a looming threat to their culture and survival as water resources in Central Asia dry up dangerously fast. Episode Director; Janyl Jusupjan Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Ala-Too Range, Kyrgyzstan, Khorog & Darsem, Tajikistan and Aral Sea, Uzbekistan #VRW #Resilience #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ThirdPole #AKDN
Season 2, Episode 3: Fishing and farming communities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan face a looming threat to their culture and survival as water resources in Central Asia dry up dangerously fast. Episode Director; Janyl Jusupjan Series Producer: Andrew Tkach Locations: Ala-Too Range, Kyrgyzstan, Khorog & Darsem, Tajikistan and Aral Sea, Uzbekistan #VRW #Resilience #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ThirdPole #AKDN
وسطی ایشیا کے پانچ ملکوں میں پھیلے سلسلہ پامیر کے یہ رخ سنگ لاخ جھلمل کرتی برفانی جھیلوں کی لڑیوں سے مزین ہیں۔ پانی کا یہ خزانہ زورآور دریائے آمو اور دریائے پنج سے بہتا ہوا بحیرہ ارال تک جاتا تھا۔ مگر موسمیاتی تغیرات اور نشیبی علاقے میں پانے کیے بے دریغ استعمال نے اس بہا وْ کو خطرے میں ڈال دیا ہے۔ اور دنیا کے چند سرد ترین خطوں میں رہنے والے سخت جان لوگ بے آسرا ہوکر رہ گئے۔ Season 2, Episode 2: The Thar desert is an unforgiving landscape with temperatures reaching 50degrees Celsius. The struggle to survive in Thar is a testament to the resilience of the people and the wildlife forced to endure in a hotter world. Episode Director, Abdullah Khan; Series Producer, Andrew Tkach; Locations, Tharparkar District, Pakistan. #VRW #Resilience #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ThirdPole #AKDN
Season 2, Episode 2: Tajikistan’s high Pamir Mountains are sprinkled with a series of striking glacial lakes: Karakul, Zorkul, Burunkul, Yashiikul. Gradually, the glaciers are melting, and water scarcity is threatening Central Asia. Episode Director, Tolik Godomamadov; Series Producer, Andrew Tkach; Locations, Yashikul & Burunkul Lakes, Tajikistan. #VRW #Resilience #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ThirdPole #AKDN
بقاء کی جنگ لڑتے چرند پرند اور انسان ایک دبے پاؤں آنے والی آفت کا سامنا کر پائیں گے؟ موسم بدلا، پانی خشک، مویشی ختم، اور پودے جل گئے تو باقی کیا بچے گا؟ Season 2, Episode 1: In a Hotter World - The Thar desert is an unforgiving landscape with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius. The struggle to survive in Thar is a testament to the resilience of the people and wildlife, forced to endure in a hotter world.
Season 2, Episode 1: In a Hotter World - The Thar desert is an unforgiving landscape with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius. The struggle to survive in Thar is a testament to the resilience of the people and wildlife, forced to endure in a hotter world.
From the Pamirs to the Himalayan mountains, Season 2 of Voices from the Roof of the World shows us a glimpse of the troubles that await us in the near future if we fail to listen to climate warnings in South and Central Asia.

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