When Glaciers Go

When Glaciers Go

USA/ Nepal

2020

16 min

USA/ Nepal

2020

16 min

Dhey is a remote village in the Mustang region of Nepal that is on the frontline of our planet’s changing climate, with shortages of glacial water forcing a local family and neighbors from their homes. Charting a course for future generations, the Gurung family splits ways. The younger generation moves to a new village, leaving behind traditional agriculture practices to grow apples as a cash crop to sell on the global market. The community has risked everything, hoping the apples will thrive. During one of the early apple harvests the Gurungs keep a foot in both worlds, committed to maintaining tradition and family despite the demands of their strange new world. The film is an intimate portrait documenting the family’s efforts to find balance in a changing environment. 

Dhey is a remote village in the Mustang region of Nepal that is on the frontline of our planet’s changing climate, with shortages of glacial water forcing a local family and neighbors from their homes. Charting a course for future generations, the Gurung family splits ways. The younger generation moves to a new village, leaving behind traditional agriculture practices to grow apples as a cash crop to sell on the global market. The community has risked everything, hoping the apples will thrive. During one of the early apple harvests the Gurungs keep a foot in both worlds, committed to maintaining tradition and family despite the demands of their strange new world. The film is an intimate portrait documenting the family’s efforts to find balance in a changing environment. 

Original Language

Lowa (Mustang)/ Nepali

Direction

Corey Robinson

Camera

Corey Robinson/ Tashi Bista/ Cameron Kruse

Editing

Tyler Osborne

Sound

Cleod9 Music/ Scotty Beam

Script

Tashi Bista

Producer

Tashi Bista/ Cameron Kruse

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Corey Robinson is a director and cinematographer based in Cortez, Colorado in the USA. With a focus on non-fiction stories of obsession, he has worked on all seven continents for clients such as National Geographic, PBS, and the Travel Channel. He seeks to tell stories of social justice, conservation, natural history, and science. When not working, he bikes, skis, and paddles with his partner, throws the ball for his black lab, and drinks hazy IPAs from his brother’s brewery.

Corey Robinson is a director and cinematographer based in Cortez, Colorado in the USA. With a focus on non-fiction stories of obsession, he has worked on all seven continents for clients such as National Geographic, PBS, and the Travel Channel. He seeks to tell stories of social justice, conservation, natural history, and science. When not working, he bikes, skis, and paddles with his partner, throws the ball for his black lab, and drinks hazy IPAs from his brother’s brewery.

Contact

Tashi Bista

Lomanthang – 3, Mustang, Gandaki State, Nepal

Contact

Tashi Bista

Lomanthang – 3, Mustang, Gandaki State, Nepal