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Peak
Saturday 28 May 2016, 08:00pm - 09:30pm
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Saturday 28th May, 20:00
PEAK
Hannes Lang
Germany, Italy / 2011/ 91min

As part of the Anthropology, Climate Change and Weather conference, the RAI, in partnership with Bertha DocHouse Screen at the Curzon Bloomsbury cinema, presents a curated programme of films open to conference delegates and to the general public.

Are You Listening! and Peak are both beautifully photographed and compelling films that look at the effects of a changing climate on very different environments. From the coastal areas of Bangladesh to Alpine ski resorts, local populations are having to respond to weather events that threaten their livelihoods and economies. Through elegant photography and poignant storytelling, both films make an important contribution towards understanding the human impact of climate change.

The Alps are an ancient region of natural beauty that is changing as a result of climate change. Since the turn of the century, one can no longer automatically assume that there will be thick snow cover on every peak at every ski resort. This film shows us how the tourist industry is dealing with the problem. Tens of millions of euros are being invested to create high-altitude water reservoirs to replace the melting glaciers. The older people have witnessed a shift in the function of the area, with tourism supplanting agriculture, and the exodus of younger people from the picturesque villages where only aging populations remain. A never-ending story taking place in the Alps, but with parallels worldwide.

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qbkJCVj6-I
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BERTHA DOCHOUSE at Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW. Opposite Russel Sq. tube station