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CMS VATAVARAN 2019 Nomination Series: An Uncertain Winter ​

This film foregrounds the issues associated with climate change in the Himalayas.

The Himalayas are a unique ecological system. Because, it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change.


The film takes place in the Spiti valley and by extenstion talks about the current effects of climate change on Himalayan weather systems, and on human and animal populations in the region.


All this is looked at from the lens of farming. Viewers will discover the human stories around water resources, meteorological changes, biodiversity, agriculture and human health along with perspectives of management and policy.


Snowfall is very essential for agriculture in Spiti valley. With the ongoing changes in climate, the residents of Kibber village in Spiti valley look forward to an uncertain winter.

Director: Munmun Dhalaria

 Photograph Courtesy- Munmun Dhalaria

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